HOW TO ADD TEXTURE TO WALLS AND CEILINGS – There are a huge number of ways to add texture to dry walls, plasterboard walls and ceiling in order to make them more attractive. In this guide we provide the basics of Artexing on dry walls and ceilings.
You’ll need to buy Artex and to save the mess of mixing this yourself, which is pretty much the same way as mixing plaster, you can buy buckets of pre-mixed Artex.
This is a messy job, so remove all furniture, light fittings, light sockets – remember to turn the power off when working with electrics.
Make sure your walls are free from debris. Don’t worry about small holes or cracks, the Artexing will take care of these. If you do have any large holes considering using a Wall Patch or for extremely large holes use expanding foam filler. It is important to make sure the walls are free of any grease, grime and dirt so give the walls, or ceiling a wash down with warm water and sugar soap before you start.
Start applying the Artex at the skirting boards, corners and top of ceiling to wall and work your way in.
The thickness to which you are applying the Artex will depend on how rough you want your texture to finish out.
Work in small areas at a time until you cover the entire wall or room you want to texture.
There are so many ways in which you can create texture… Old paint brushes, paint rollers, plastic bags or even pre-made diy tools specific to a pattern. Take a look around your local DIY store and you will even see pre-cast rollers and pads with a multitude of patterns you can choose from.
Be creative in your Texturing until you are happy with the design. Take regular steps back to see how your design is progressing and whether you have missed any bits or certain areas need touching up.
Acknowledgements: Video - Behr.com