Are you looking for a creative way to enhance the look for the rooms in your home? One idea may be to spray texture your ceiling as it adds a new dimension to the look of it. This gets you away from the plain look of a boring ceiling that is simply painted. If you have a ceiling that has problems, it is likely they are very noticeable right now. With a spray texture ceiling though it is harder to spot them.
It is quite easy to learn how to spray texture ceiling and you will be happy to discover it is a very easy process. Most home improvement stores offer mixes of spray texture ceiling mixture that you can purchase.
Make sure you invest in a good quality product as it will be easier to work with and provide you with the best results. To determine how much mix you will need carefully measure the size of the ceilings you plan to texture.
There are various types of spray texture ceiling mixture offering different sizes of materials for your ceiling. It is a good idea to take a look at pictures online first to decide if you like the effect of the small or large ones the best. Some home improvement stores also have cards with samples on them so you can see and feel what they results will be like.
You will need a special type of machine to place the texture on your ceiling. This can often be rented from the home improvement store that offers the products for sell. Most of them will take the time to offer you a free demonstration of how to use the sprayer. Take advantage of this opportunity so you can ask any questions you may have about it while you are still in the store.
It is a good idea to protect your furniture and your carpets in the room while you are texturing the ceilings. You can use tarps or plastic just as you would when painting any type of room. You don’t want to have over spray settling on your walls or furniture so the more time you take to protect these items the better off you will be. It is recommended to hang sheets of plastic on your walls as well. If you will be painting the walls during the same project you should complete the ceiling first.
Applying the Texture to the Ceiling
Make sure you mix the texturing materials as specified on the instructions. You will need to mix it in a clean bucket with a drill. There are special mixing tools you can place on the end of your drill in order to get it mixed thoroughly. There is absolutely no chance that you will be able to mix it correctly with a stick by hand as you would regular paint.
You need to apply the texture as soon as you have it mixed to get the best results. In order to get uniform results across the entire ceiling you need to be the same distance from the ceiling in all areas. This does require plenty of moving around but if you spray some parts of the ceiling from a few inches away and others from twice that space it will be noticeable.
You will want to apply several thin layers of the texturing material on the ceiling. At least two coats should be done but you will get the best results by applying three coats. Make sure you allow the texture to dry for a period of time between each layer.
It isn’t hard to learn how to spray texture ceiling products. Take your time to follow the instructions and you will love the look of your ceilings when you are done. You should wear goggles while spraying the texture as it can come back into your face as you work. Make sure the area is well ventilated while you work as well.