Give Some Excitement To Your Rooms With Texture

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Sometimes, when you look into your room, you feel something is missing. All interior design components have been added, such as color palettes, furniture pieces, and decorative items. However, you still think that the interior looks plain and simple. In many instances, texture is always treated as an afterthought, neglecting its importance in interior design. Wall texture makes the room look bold and dynamic. It fine-tunes the interior to a different level. It is defined as the sensations caused by the external surface of objects received through the sense of touch. In other words, how we feel things. Texture plays an essential role in the function of the space and is vital to the success of the interior. 

The beauty of textured walls

Texturing the walls is one of the ways to add character to a home interior. Adding texture was once done exclusively by home painters. However, nowadays, you can already do it independently with the number of tools available in different home improvement stores. You can also be creative and resourceful using combs, brooms, cloth, and sponges to finish the walls. 

What is drywall mud?

Drywall mud is easy to use and is available in any home improvement store. Even untrained individuals can use them without any complications. In addition, drywall mud can be wiped away if you accidentally applied too much or made a mistake. 

Before applying the drywall mud, ensure the walls are clean and completely dry. Water down the compound before applying it on the wall so that the consistency is like that of a thick pancake batter. Apply taping or joint compound to the wall using a trowel. A wide compound knife may be used if a trowel is unavailable. Dab a sponge against the wall repeatedly to create an overall texture. Allow it to dry completely before applying the paint. 

Paint all you want

There are many different textured paints available in the market. This material is similar to drywall mud. However, textured paints are a little more challenging to remove, unlike the drywall mud. As such, you need to be precise in applying the textured paint. Textured paint can be applied using a standard paint roller and a brush. You will also need to apply two coats to achieve the desired appearance successfully.

Make it easy with machines 

You will need to use a drywall texture sprayer for large wall surfaces. This machine is powered by compressed air and a gun-like nozzle. The sprayer covers a broader and larger wall surface, creating various appearances you will love. The pattern that can be made depends on the compound type, nozzle, and the amount of air that is propelling the mud.

In a nutshell

Wall texture can also have its benefits and disadvantages. Wall texture can hide the imperfections of the walls, such as holes, nicks, and scratches. Textured paints and drywall mud can add character to any plain and boring walls at an affordable cost. Therefore, these materials are recommended to help you achieve the desired wall appearance.

On the other hand, textured walls may only be appealing to some. Like any interior design idea, textured walls may also go out of style, and people need to know when. Removing the textured paint or the drywall mud may be difficult when they go out of style.