Texturing tricks

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips
January 5, 2014

When it comes to home decorating, texturing can do for your walls what a good coat of wax can do for your car’s finish — hide a host of flaws. Poorly patched holes, uneven sheetrock, ugly wallpaper and even multiple layers of peeling paint can all be hidden beneath a beautiful layer of texture.

Texture’s beauty, versatility at covering imperfections and ease of application have made it a long-loved technique of do-it-yourselfers. Here are some tips for adding a textured look to your home decor:

• Keep it simple. You don’t have to do anything complicated, difficult or even particularly time-consuming to achieve a good textured effect. In fact, the easier the process, the more you will enjoy it.

• When working with a trowel, roller or paint brush, use your favorite paint and any color you choose. Simply mix your paint of choice with regular drywall joint compound. Or, if you want to be cautious with color, you can apply the joint compound first, then paint over the completed texture once it has dried.


• The range of textures is virtually endless. Popcorn (most often used for ceilings), knock down and orange peel are among the three most popular, and simple, textures.

Nearly anything can be used to put texture in the compound. Look for commonly used items like sponges and paint trowels to whisk brooms and even window squeegees.

Sprayers are viable alternatives for adding texture to your walls. Wagner Spray Tech offers a sprayer specifically designed for adding texture to walls or ceilings. The Power Tex can apply texture to any ceiling or wall.

The Power Tex is available from select retailers. To learn more, visit www.wagnerspraytech.com.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.