- The best thing about textures is that they are real. They give the surfaces reasonable character which truly hides some of the most prominent defects that walls and ceiling may have. Once the texturing job is done, you wouldn’t even remember that the surfaces had some obvious defects.
Some of the basics that you need for this job are discussed below.
- The tools required for texturing are very simple. It can be a brush, heavy-nap paint roller, taping knife or texture roller.
As a matter of fact, you can create the tools for texturing as well. For instance, a plastic with modified edges or a comb can also do the trick. It’s all about creating uniqueness, and it can be done by tools creation, which is pretty easier.
- The texture types
- It’s all up to you whether you want to create bold textures or the modest ones. Since we know that tools creation involves no rules, there are no rules in creating textures either. If you are able to repeat a complex texture in the room, you are surely going to see the big difference after the job is done.
If you are fond of creating something subtle on the walls just to give them a bit of character, you can consider a knockdown texture. This texture involves application of the thick paint and then grazing of taping knife over the paint to create patterns.
If you want to go with the easy option, you can get a texture roller and let it roll over the walls.
- Some basic guidelines
- There are some basics that you need to keep in mind while doing the texture job.
1. Pre-mixed compound is better than the setting-type joint compound because pre-mixed requires some time to dry. It means you will not have to rush for the tools quickly in order to create textures.
2. The consistency of mixture depends upon the amount of water you add in the mixture. If consistency is thicker, you can make prominent textures. For subtle textures, you can add more water for thinner consistency.
3. The best way to have successful implementation of this texturing job is to practice. For this purpose, you can make solution in very small amount and try it on a surface to check if everything works out. Note the proportion of ideal solution, and then make solution in a bigger amount by following that proportion.
- Work on design variation
- While it’s entirely up to you whether or not you want to texturize an entire wall, it’s certainly better if you work on design variations. Variation is ideal if it is the accent wall you are going to design. For instance, you can make texture in just a portion of the wall; the portion would ideally be in the center with respect to both height and width. Or, you can texturize the entire wall and panelize the middle portion. Stone veneers can be applied as panels but you can alternatively install panels of faux stones. You can also install wood panels and then stain them to create a shine.