Mud Swirl Ceiling Painting Tips
Here’s how to apply a mud-swirl texture to a ceiling.
Prepare the Ceiling
Apply the Swirl
Make sure the mud is mixed properly. The mixture should be consistent, with no solids floating at the top. Use the same stroke in the same direction throughout the process. Leave spaces in between swirls to keep them from overlapping.
Apply light, thin coats as the first layer and leave it to dry completely. From there, add coats until the pattern reaches the desired density. This isn’t a one-day job, so plan accordingly.