Are you looking for ways to apply texture to a wall without using special tools or compounds? If so, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll discuss the techniques used to create lines of various widths and shapes in a drywall composite. We'll also cover how to achieve an orange peel texture on walls or a popcorn texture on ceilings with a texture sprayer.
Creating Lines in a Drywall CompositeOne of the most simplistic texturing techniques is to create a repeating series of rainbow patterns on drywall.
To do this, you'll need a drywall composite, a roller, and a drywall trowel with evenly spaced teeth (or uneven teeth if you're looking for a less organized pattern). Start by applying the drywall compound to the wall with the roller. Then, use the teeth of the trowel to gently apply lines to the wet composite. If you want perfect concentric circles, practice your artistic skills on a spare piece of plaster before trying them on your wall.
Allow the texture to dry for 24 hours before priming and painting.
Using a Texture Sprayer for DrywallIf you want to achieve an orange peel texture on walls or a popcorn texture on ceilings, you'll need a texture sprayer for drywall. Like a paint sprayer, this tool is designed to evenly apply a dense joint compound to large surfaces. To use it, start by spraying a small amount of the hopper onto a test tube and adjust the air valve to suit your desired spray pattern.
Then, dip a paint roller into the paint tray, spread it out, and apply the texture to the surface of the wall or ceiling. Spraying on uneven surfaces or textures can be tricky. But with these tips and techniques, you can achieve professional-looking results without any special tools or compounds.