Orange peel texture is one of the most common forms of texture that can be used to accent a room, and when trying to match the texture in the room exactly, has to be sprayed into the corners and on the window sills. Applying texture is an easy, but messy, job that any homeowner can accomplish with a few tools and supplies.
Step 1 - Prepare the Area
Spraying texture makes a mess, no matter how careful you are. Use tarps and plastic to cover all of the areas, except for the corners and windows that you are applying the orange peel texture to.
Step 2 - Adjust the Texture Gun
Spray a small amount of mud onto an area that will not be seen, such as on a large piece of cardboard, and adjust the texture gun until you get the right consistency and look. The object here is to make the spray look exactly like the walls and ceilings that surround the corners and windows.
Step 3 - Apply the Mud
Mix the mud with water until it looks like pancake batter, and then spray onto the areas that you want the orange peel to be upon. Let it dry completely before you roll up the tarps and plastic.
Applying a thick, or light, orange peel texture in the corners and around the windows is a simply process that will make the texture in the entire room match, giving it a uniform and professional appearance.