You might think that adding texture to an interior wall involves a lot of hard work, meaning covering your whole wall in brick or tile or anything that isn’t so painfully smooth. However, there’s no reason to take drastic measures; adding texture to a wall is completely feasible using just paint and a few other materials. Through this method, you can create popcorn, stone, suede, or sand textures. You can even get the look of painted plaster without having to purchase an ounce of plaster! This simple painting project can bring out a new level of character and individuality in your Winnipeg home’s interior; Adding texture to an interior wall can sometimes be a daunting task, we recommend contacting a Winnipeg interior painting contractor to help you with this job. If you are interested in doing the work yourself, you can read further for some tips and ideas.
Textured Paint Method 1: Building Texture into a Surface
Not nearly as daunting as it seems, one easy way to add texture to the interior of your Winnipeg home is to add a textured layer on top of your existing drywall. This method is best on walls that are relatively clean and have not been painted previously. You will need a material called joint compound, which is easily found in home improvement stores. Joint compound is used frequently in home construction to smooth out seams between two slabs of drywall. While it is usually used to give a wall a smoother appearance, it can be used in this case to create roughness and texture. After applying a layer of joint compound to the wall, you can stamp or etch designs and textures into the soft material. After the compound has dried, you can paint it your desired color just as you would paint regular drywall. However, you should take care to work quickly in a small area as joint compound cannot be manipulated once it is dry.
Textured Paint Method 2: Mixing Texture Additives
A simpler way to add texture to an interior wall can be to add texture pre-mix to your desired paint. For this, you will need acrylic paint or other interior use formula as well as the texture mix. These are powder-like additives that can be found in a home improvement or paint store. A Winnipeg painting contractor may also be able to supply this material if you are hiring a professional painting service. These mixes can create a variety of textures for your walls, including popcorn, sand, or stone. When you are ready to begin painting, you can gradually mix the texture additive into your paint. Be sure to use a container that is large enough to hold both the paint and the additive! Additionally, you should make sure to mix the additive in slowly to prevent clumping or an uneven spread. For safety reasons, you should wear a dust mask to prevent inhaling any additives. Some stores will even sell pre-mixed paint with texture already added. This is the quickest way to achieve your desired results.
Textured Paint Method 3: Faux Plaster Finish
Faux plaster can be a great look for your home, but you may need professional help to achieve consistency over a large area. There are two ways to create the plaster look. The first is to use a Milano tool (resembling a trowel) to spread a lighter version of your wall color in sweeping, curved strokes. Then, you can sweep the tool horizontally over the new paint, blending it into a plaster-like look. Another way is to add a smooth texturing agent, thickening the paint to a plaster-like consistency. Coating the wall in this thickened paint mixture will give the illusion of painted plaster.