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How to Texture Sheetrock Walls

There are some nice tricks to help you with how to texture sheetrock walls. Many homeowners love the dramatic look and feel to texture sheetrock walls in their homes. You can create some very dynamic and dramatic wall looks using texture sheetrock walls instead of traditional flat, painted sheetrock walls. Additionally, textured sheetrock walls help to hide any taped areas and edging areas of the walls.

Cleaning Considerations

The first consideration when you chose a wall to have texture is to remember that textured walls are difficult to clean. Many people select to have texture sheetrock walls in rooms that are not used often. They are not recommended for children’s bedrooms, recreational rooms, bathrooms or kitchens.

In addition, it is important to remember that texture sheetrock walls should not be in rooms that have a high level of moisture. They are great for basements provided that the basement area is dry and free of humidity.

Materials Needed

You need to purchase aerate, paint sprayer, sponges, paint and drywall compound from your local paint, hardware or home improvement store. Additionally, you will need furniture and floor covering, gloves, and paint mask for protection of not only your home’s items but for yourself.

It is important to cover all of the room items to prevent splatters, spills or stains. In addition, it makes cleaning up after your texture sheetrock wall project much easier and less time consuming.

Texturing Methods

One fun textured sheetrock technique is to fill the spray gun with the appropriate color paint, aerate and drywall mixture. You then can spray the sheetrock wall with the mixture to create a speckled look. This is very dynamic. You can even do sections of the sheetrock wall with contrasting colors that compliment the room’s original décor colors.

Another fun way to texture sheetrock walls is to mix paint, drywall compound and small, thin pieces of string. You then load a paint roller and roll these over the sheetrock wall. As you roll and a string is present, pull outward with the paint roller to get the string to stand out from the wall some. This will give a very dynamic and wonderful look to the sheetrock wall areas.

Still another method to texture sheetrock walls is to mix the paint, drywall compound and very small bits of mirror glass. You roll this over the sheetrock to form a glittery type of texture to the wall area. You can also create this same type of effect using bits of fine grit that will not absorb the moisture from the mixture.

One of the final methods to texture sheetrock walls is mixing everything together and apply in swirls, half moons or even diagonal lines across the sheetrock. You can lift the roller as you paint with the mixture to give a more three-dimensional texture to the wall.

No matter which of the texture sheetrock walls forms you decide to you use, make certain that you select it prior to putting it on the wall. You can sand down textured walls and start over if you want but this can be very tedious and time consuming. It is best to work in sections for each of the techniques to create the most dynamic look for your sheetrock walls.