How to Make your Wall Decorative

Most of us, will love to make their home walls into a texture one. They are cute when you once finished with that but its expensive. You can go for help from a professional painters but its expensive. While there are exceptions like who provide professional help, most of them are expensive and can burn a hole in your pocket. Of course these works can be performed by yourself. Or it can be done by inviting your friends or your neighbors so it can be done with lots of fun and enjoyment.

Damages will be very minimal when you make this work with the help of your friends. Your last job will be texturing the wall.

Its not expensive and its more important to maintain your walls fair and clean. Here what is to be done:

  • Buy and be ready for what you wish to do:

A long sheet of plastic to hide the floor.

Cello tape to stick electrical outlets.

Wall primer.

Electrical mixer to mix joint compound.

Big scrubs with nice bristles.


paint brush or a Roller brush .


Cello tape.

  • Find the size of the walls. It is necessary to know the quantity of material you want to cover the whole surface. This will help you from repurchasing the material.
  • Go ahead for hardware store:

Start selecting between joint compound textures to obtain the thickness that you need.

Confirm the joint compound has cling to the wall and ready for texturing.

Depot of home gives a option to buy a base coat, top coat or all kinds of coat.

Top coat denotes cottage cream in cheese favor, base coat denotes whipped cream and all needs coat refers all purpose cream. so pick your need.

Next step, buy a trowel which can be handled easily, brushes, a joint compound bucket and more cans of primer.

Besides buy required plastic sheets if you didn’t have those at your home.

Finally, some other materials that are need to be purchased.

  • Start to layer those plastic sheets cornices and baseboards, use your cellotape to safe the plastic in the right place.
  • Hide exposed electrical materials with cello tape.
  • Pick a dust bin and start doing cleaning your wall free of smudges and dust .
  • Hide all the visible cracks with cello tapes. Deep cracks are need to be given special attention.
  • Give the first coat for your primer. Roller brush or a paint brush can be used to do this.
  • Pick the joint one and change those to the dust bucket.
  • Give power to the mixer for mixing the joint compound. Lowest setting need to be set. Setting can be increased as per your needs.
  • Practice your texturing on the small area of the surface in the wall. After the primer gets dried completely, take the dry scrub. Then start to texture on a little portion
  • by dipping it into joint compound. Make it smooth until you achieve it by using trowel to scrape it. Trowel is used to flatten the joint compound.
  • Just leave as it is to dry.

At the finish of  this project you will come to know that you have finished a great job.

Filed Under: Home & Maintenance


About the Author: Jason Prickett loves to write about home maintenance and stuff you can do yourself instead of hiring any professional. His step by step guides will assist you in completing your home maintenance tasks.

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