How to Add Texture to a Wall

Are you sick and tired of staring at the same old four walls in your home? Give them a makeover! Adding texture to your walls is one way to shake up a room’s design. Textured walls also add depth and interest to your space. There are a few different ways you can accomplish this update. Here’s how to add texture to any wall in your home.

Mount Wood Paneling. You may think wood paneling is an outdated design to have in your home, but that’s not true. Wood paneling can make a room feel modern, rustic and warm. One of the easiest and affordable ways to achieve this look is with shiplap. Shiplap panels overlap each other and provide a clean look. You can also use wainscoting or salvaged wood. If you don’t want to fully commit to wood paneling in your home, try using your wood materials to create an accent wall. Small changes can make a big difference.

Get Creative With Paint. You can create texturized walls with paint. Whether you use paint that already has a texture or a special technique to create the look is up to you. Some painting techniques you can try are sponge, marble, or stipple. Accomplishing these looks doesn’t require much extra equipment; they require patience. To obtain a sponge look, lightly press a sponge dampened with glaze in random patterns along the wall. For a marbleized look, blot gray glaze onto a white latex wall to create cloudy gray areas, then smooth some of that out with a dry feathering brush or another sponge dipped in white paint. To stipple, swish a stippling brush back and forth on the tray with your paint color. When applying the paint to the wall, tap the tips of the bristles onto the surface so tiny dots of color will adhere to it.

Install Wallpaper. Wallpaper is making a comeback! With wallpaper, your options are endless. There are patterns, colors, scales, and styles for every personality and home. You can wallpaper an entire room, create an accent wall, or use it like artwork. It doesn’t matter which room you are looking to redesign, wallpaper works everywhere. If you are considering wallpaper, make sure you want to commit to it for awhile as it can be time consuming and difficult to remove.

Play Around With Joint Compound. An easy way to apply to texture to a wall yourself is with joint compound or drywall mud. You can buy joint compound at any home improvement store. There are various techniques you can choose to create texture with joint compound like skip trowel or knockdown. You’ll need to apply the joint compound to the wall with a knife or trowel and then use a sponge to dab against the wall repeatedly forming the texture. The final appearance will be similar to stucco.

Applying texture to your walls is an easy way to make a room feel brand new. Patience and a steady hand are the most important tools to have when you start your project. Thinking of adding a little texture to your walls? Contact Carmen Mackey today.

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