If you have some painting experience, you may want to think about creating beautiful textures on your walls and ceiling. There’s more to it than making the walls look pretty. Textures can cover flaws. You can use a brush, paint roller or taping knife. The texture itself can vary. You can do a bold swirl, or use a texture roller to apply a visible pattern. And remember: Practice makes perfect. Try your technique first on a scrap piece of drywall.
- Pre-mixed joint compound is slow-drying, and this will eliminate the need to rush and get the job done before the compound sets.
- The thicker the consistency, the more pronounced the texture will be. A thinner consistency of joint compound will create a subtle pattern.
- It’s always nice to have help, and more than one person can certainly work on the overall project, including helping to remove old texture and repair the walls.
“Mix the joint compound with water to create the consistency you want. You can do this by hand for a small amount of compound, or with a drill and mixing paddle for a larger amount. The thicker the consistency, the more pronounced the texture will be. A thinner consistency of joint compound will create a subtle pattern.”