How to Make a Popcorn Drywall Texture Compound

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  • 4-6 hours
  • Beginner
  • 20-50
What You'll Need
Drywall mix

An extremely popular design right now is using a popcorn texture on your drywall. While this look is popular, not very many people know exactly how to accomplish it on their own. Here are a few steps that can help you through the process with ease.

Buy the Materials

You will need to get the same materials that you use for regular drywall mix. You will need the compound, water, a bucket as well as a trowel.

Mix the Compound

The difference between the popcorn texture and regular drywall compound is that the consistency is much thicker with the popcorn. Because of its thickness, it doesn't break down the stalactites and it winds up forming this popcorn or even a cottage cheese-like texture. To do this, you will want to mix in the bucket the drywall mix from the store and about half the water that it calls for. Then, allow it to sit for about ten minutes before applying.

Finishing Up

Once you have mixed the compound and let it sit for a while, you can apply it to the walls. You can apply it like other types of drywall compounds using a trowel, doing small sections at a time.