One of the decorating techniques that are quickly sweeping the nation is texturizing interior walls. Texturizing interior walls is a beautiful and simple way to create a unique decor scheme for your home and the texture of the walls adds depth and contrast to the paint that will be used on the walls, regardless of the color of paint used. There are several different ways for a person to texturize an interior wall and the end results will be as unique as the individual that completed the project.
A few basic items will be needed for the project. Wall texturization is easiest when using a drywall joint compound, which can be purchased premixed from the local home improvement store and typically costs less than $20. Other items that will be needed include paint brushes, a wide bladed knife, protective tarps, stencils, and a soft bristled brush.
How To Texturize Interior Walls
The first step in texturizing interior walls is placing protective tarps on the floor and using them to cover anything in the room that cannot be removed and could be ruined if the drywall or paint drips onto the item.
Furniture should be moved away from the walls or removed from the room if possible. All items should be removed from the walls before the project is begun, including outlet covers, light switch plates, and hanging nails.
After the tarps have been placed, the next step is to spread a thin layer of the premixed drywall compound onto the walls. The walls should be cleaned and stripped of anything that would interfere with the placement of the drywall, such as wallpaper, to ensure that the drywall will adhere to the wall. The drywall compound should be applied in a thin layer to the wall, beginning with edging the areas around the ceiling, corners, and baseboards.
The layer of drywall on the wall does not have to be even because you are going for a textured wall and a slight unevenness in the application of the drywall will add to the texture.
The wall should be covered with compound a single area at a time, with the size of the area depending on how fast you can execute your design for texturizing the wall. Drywall can remain workable for a fair amount of time, but it will dry and whatever state it is in when it has dried will be the state that it remains in.
Creating The Texture On The Walls
There are a variety of different ways to create a texture on the interior walls of a home. Some individuals prefer to use a wide bladed knife to create the texture while others prefer the stiff bristles of a paint brush or the unique pattern of a sponge.
With some items, it is possible to create fanciful swirls and waves in the drywall that will become pronounced once the paint has been applied to the walls. The ultimate decision of what the texture of the walls will be is decided by the homeowner and is only limited by their imagination.
After the entire wall has been texturized and has dried, the last step is to paint the walls using a thin layer of paint so that the texture of the walls is not obscured by the paint. It really does not matter what color is used on the wall, as both light colors and darker colors will showcase the texture of the walls, although the designs may be more noticeable under a lighter paint color. Once the walls have been painted and have dried, the project is completed and the homeowner can begin restoring the room into a usable area for all to enjoy.