Drywall is found in virtually any home across the country. It creates beautiful finishes on walls and ceilings, allowing them to easily be painted to the desired result. However, more and more commonly, drywall professionals like Lloyd Claycomb II are getting requests from people who want something more. They are looking for a more artistic feeling and finish, something a bit more ‘extreme’.
Thanks to a variety of textured comb tools, it is actually possible to create something absolutely beautiful. You can ask professionals to do this for you or, if you are artistic and you feel like taking on a hobby, you can do it yourself. You do have to have a bit of an understanding of how art works, and how you can use texture in order to create both a two- and three-dimensional design. Drywall, particularly on application, is incredibly flexible, which means you can create some truly unique finishes.
The best finish to use if you want to be artistic, is the mixed texture. This is incredibly flexible, which means you can really use the material to your advantage. If you have a good imagination and all the necessary tools to create beautiful pieces of art, you can create something truly unique.
You can also use liquid texture, which is usually sprayed on the wall first. You then use a tool to stamp or dab the coating, creating a beautiful design. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could also roll a texture onto your drywall surface, after which you can create a pattern with a special tool.
Finishing texture coating can allow you to easily create beautiful and random designs. Good professional drywall installers like Lord Claycomb II can do this for you as well.
Manual Hand Texturing
If you want to do it yourself, you need to make sure that you have all the right tools and equipment available to you. Your biggest friend will be the texturing comb, as these allow you to create lots of different effects. These are not difficult techniques, and you should be able to master them with just a bit of practice. Best of all, it is cost effective as well.
In most cases, manual hand texturing is done by rolling on the compound. This is because rollers and troughs are easily accessible, whereas sprayers are quite expensive, even to rent. Do remember, as well, that most people do not yet create artistic textures on drywalls yet, so you will be stabbing in the dark to a degree. If you have an artistic flair, however, and you follow the tips below, you should be able to create something amazing. The tips are:
- Make sure your surface is properly prepared and sealed
- Texture when the ambient temperature is comfortably cool.
- Roll your texture on first, across your wall and ceiling, using bands of around two feet in width.
- Use your chosen tool to texture the bands that you have created.
- Roll your next band of texture on, overlapping the first one slightly.
- Carry on with your pattern.