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Texturing walls and ceiling

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06-05-02, 05:44 PM   #1  
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Texturing walls and ceiling

My first post, and the first time Im tackling a fixer home. I will be putting in a new ceiling and changing/modifying some of the interior walls - from plaster to drywall. My question, what are the options to texturing drywall other than orange peel?

I was looking to paint the walls and ceiling in other colors than white, and it seems that a smooth texture will look better when a wall is painted.

Would I go about the same way, and just use a smooth trowel to even out the texture, or are there other options?

Also how thick does the texture need to be on the walls and ceiling?


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06-06-02, 04:17 PM   #2  
There are many texturizing techniques, go to your local paint store, or do-it-yourself store, they will have many examples.

Orange peel and knockdown are very popular today and very easy for a first timer to do.

Note: Don't rely on the texture to cover any sheetrock mistakes. Do do want perfectly smooth walls prior to texturizing.

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