Texturing a Wall using Joint Compound

If you want to add good character to the home décor, texturing the walls can play a huge role in making your wish come true. With a little knowhow about painting jobs, you can also get the better understanding about tools that you would require to get the job done. Thus, it would be an easy shopping at your local home improvement store. To refinish the walls, you will just need the items like combs, whisk brooms and sponges.

Below are the tips that describe how to texture the walls using joint compound.

Cover the floor and windows

You wouldn’t want the windows and floors to get dirty during the process of wall painting. For this purpose, you can use a drop cloth to cover the floor and plastic sheet to secure the windows. Paintings and texturing of the walls make a mess, so make sure that you have worked on the effective measures to ensure the safety of items and areas that you don’t want to get damaged and dirty during the process.

Apply a coat of drywall paint of 0.3 cm thickness
One of the most common contractor’s tools is drywall joint compound. The main purpose of this compound is to create a smooth surface upon dry walls. Nevertheless, a coat of this compound upon the wall surface can act like perfect canvas for texturing and a bit of art work. The right time to make textures on the surface is immediately after application of compound.

One thing worth mentioning here is that some joint compounds get wiped out while you make textures on them. Therefore, it’s important to pick an appropriate type of joint compound for the process.

Pick the right texturing instrument

There are a lot of items that can be used for texturing purposes. Some items along with details regarding their usage for texturing are mentioned below.
  • The look of a grass cloth on the wall is one of the most desirable design elements. It can be created using a whisk broom which you would need to move vertically downward right after applying the paint.
  • Use of comb is another way to create great texture. The texture lines created as a result would be at uniform distance from each other, making the texture look like highly organized ones. You can create vertical lines down the wall or you can create ‘S’ curve using the comb.
  • Vertical beading the down the wall is another design element that make entire interior design of the room look quite lavish. It can be created on the drywall joint compound using a window squeegee. The trick is to use squeegee on newly applied compound by moving from top to the bottom of the wall. The distance between every bead can be adjusted based on your preferences.