Drywall texture is an important part of the walls and ceilings in hour home. Drywall texture applied to ceilings has the dual effect of improving the ceilings appearance and additional soundproofing. Since the texture can also be applied to walls, which helps in saving extra cost, since wallpaper is not necessary. There are a variety of different drywall texture tools that can be used to apply these different texturing grades. Additionally you must make sure to have the wall properly prepared for any final texturing run. Here an overview on tools and preparation:
Drywall Tools To Get The Right Texture
You can apply drywall texture either manually or with a machine. If you choose to apply your texture manually, you will us texture tools such as drywall blades/knifes and sponges or brushes. Use a drywall trowel or knife to apply the texture material and then, depending on the pattern you choose, use sponges or texturing brushes to create the desired effect. Additonally you can use specially shaped rollers (usually used in painting) to get additional effects.
Choosing A Drywall Texture Gun
If you are planning a typical ceiling application of drywall texture, a drywall texture gun can definetly help make the task quick and easy. You can choose from manual pump-powered drywall texture guns, which are great for small areas, or an electric/pneumatic drywall texture gun. A manual drywall texture gun often looks like an antique fly sprayer, with a pump at the back to ensure proper application pressure is maintained. Electric/pneumatic drywall texture guns have a larger hopper, and thus are better if you are covering a larger area.
Preparing The Texture
Before you apply your texture you will want to make sure your drywall is prepared. The first step is to mask off any sections of the wall or ceiling you do not wish to texture. To cover when spraying any ceiling you should use sheets of builder’s plastic to ensure walls do not get splattered. Next you should prime the drywall that will be textured. Priming helps the drywall textures adhere better, and can also cover up any rough spots left in the sanding process. Once you have primed and masked your area, go ahead and get started you your drywall texture gun.
While drywalling may be a long and involved process, using the proper drywall tools and preparation will have you create the perfect texture.