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Spraying On your Drywall Texture

After enduring the stress and commotion of a remodeling project, the drywall stage is eagerly anticipated. Drywall represents the beginning steps of the finish stage. Even though it is the beginning of the end, you may still grow impatient as you literally watch each coat of plaster dry. After the final coat is sealed to perfection with a quality primer, it is time for the fun to officially begin.

Now, you must decide how you want to finish the wall. Each person has their own ideas for interior design, whether gleaned from watching home improvement shows or from educating yourself in the current trends. You have many options for the type of finish, and spray-on texture is one of the most commonly chosen options.

Spray-on texture is used so commonly because of its ease of application, along with its flexibility in painting choice. Because of its low-key appearance, it will not restrict your painting options. Spray-on texture is literally that – texture compound sprayed through a texture hopper. It creates an even, sprayed design. The size of the texture can be adjusted according to your preference. After the texture is applied, it can also be knocked-down with a trowel to create other designs.

After the texture has dried, it is a good idea to apply another coat of primer. This will prevent the texture from absorbing too much paint, and help to protect the wall. You now have the opportunity to paint and create whatever beautiful design on your wall that you can imagine.

It takes a fair amount of skill to create a professional appearance when applying texture. It is important to have just the right consistency in the texture mixture so that you achieve the look you desire. It is also important to maintain uniformity in your design throughout the room and the house if you have texture in other rooms. This creates more of a professional and quality appearance. If you would like the help of a skilled drywall contractor in your area, then request free estimates from prescreened, licensed contractors.

Once your drywall is complete, it’s time to decide on a finish. Spray-on texture is popular option because of its ease of application and low cost. We’ll help you decide if it’s the right choice for your walls.

Costs

If you plan on tackling the project on your own, you should first decide if you want to purchase a texture sprayer or rent one. Purchasing a sprayer can cost anywhere from $30 to $350, not including the air compressor. However, renting the equipment is only about $45 per day. If you’d rather leave the job to the pros, ask a drywall contractor in your area for free estimates.

Pros

After the texture is applied, it can also be knocked down with a trowel to create other designs.

Spray-on drywall texture is easy and inexpensive to apply.

Because of its low-key appearance, spray-on drywall will not restrict your painting options.

Cons

If the texture isn’t applied consistently, it can ruin the whole design.

Durability

Spray-on drywall texture is a durable option and can easily last the life of a home.

Maintenance

Caring for walls that have spray-on drywall texture is really easy. Simply wipe them down with a damp cloth or a household cleaner if there are visible stains.

Common Questions and Answers

How can spray-on drywall be protected after the initial application?

After the texture is dried, it’s a good idea to apply another coat of primer. This will prevent the texture from absorbing too much paint and help to protect the wall.



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