How to Spray on Drywall Texture How to Spray on Drywall Texture

What You'll Need
Masking tape
Old newspapers
Coveralls, protective gloves, mask and eyewear
Scrap wall board (for testing)
Wall texture spray machine
Wallboard compound

Drywall texture may be added to various walls or ceilings in your home to hide any imperfections or to give a bit of personality to your rooms. The easiest way to apply drywall texture to walls is to spray it on.

Step 1 – Test the Spray Machine

Before you start spraying on the actual wall, you should test the spray machine on a piece of scrap wall board. You may also test several textures the machine can apply, so that you can decide on the one you want for your rooms. Check each setting of the machine.

Step 2 – Apply Masking Tape

Use masking tape and old newspapers to cover the areas that are near the wall on which you want to apply texture.

Step 3 – Fill the Spray Machine

Insert the compound into the spray machine and add some water. Mix, until you obtain a consistent paste.

Step 4 – Spray the Walls

Apply the wallboard compound, moving the spray machine constantly. Apply a thin layer and if needed, apply additional layers. Allow the surface to dry prior to applying paint.

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