The texture of walls is a very sought after technique because it leaves the environments different and with a unique style and, despite the beautiful look, they are not expensive and you can do it yourself, as it is not a complex job either. Nothing like putting your face to the walls of your house, does not it? That’s why we’ve prepared the step by step how to apply texture and make your home look more beautiful!
Although the texture has varied designs, from traditional with tips to textures that mimic fabric and wood, the application technique is very similar for all styles, changing only at the end, to make the drawing. To apply texture, you will need some basic items, listed below.
How To Apply Texture Step By Step
1) Prepare The Environment
Removing furniture, removing objects that might spoil with ink stains, removing carpets and lining the floor with newspaper are the first steps to apply wall texture. That way, you leave everything protected and free from the possibility of causing accidents.
2) Prepare The Wall
Before you learn how to apply texture, you need to prepare the wall. Sanding, and repair parts of the wall that are uneven or parts of dough falling loose.
3) Clean The Place Where The Texture Will Be Applied
After sanding and leveling the wall, wipe the wall with a damp cloth. After this cleaning, it is now possible to apply the first part of the texturing products: the preparatory background.
4) Start The Application
The next step is to apply the texture mass using the trowel, to make the surface more even. The most suitable material for the trowel is steel.
5) Perform The Chosen Technique
This is the coolest part, in which you will begin to draw the chosen texture. For this, you can use a spatula or specific rolls for texture. It is important to have patience and care at that moment because, although it is a technique that does not need to be totally regular, the ideal is to be harmonious.
6) Expect To Dry Completely
About 24 hours are required to dry the wall and only after that time it is recommended that the furniture that will be close or leaning are replaced.
See how simple it is? Now just buy the items at specialty stores and start modifying your home!
Ana Spadin is advertising and recently discovered the taste for watercolor and typography. He fell in love with decorating reading posts on a blog and now writes about the theme in Viva Decora.