texture ceilings - Posted by diana

Posted by Mark(OH) on January 10, 2002 at 09:28:10:


You can wait about an hour or just till the mud starts to firm up. You might want to keep a bucket of plain water nearby and dip the trowel occasionally so it slides easily over the mud.

texture ceilings - Posted by diana

Posted by diana on January 09, 2002 at 11:37:30:

What is the absolute easiest way to texture ceilings (other that hire it done) What kind of materials (brand names and all) do you use. Also, has anyone textured walls. Is this the same process and materials as ceilings.

Re: texture ceilings - Posted by DavidV

Posted by DavidV on January 09, 2002 at 19:12:55:

Home Depot and Lowe’s also make a textured paint you just brush right on. When texturing ceilings you may want to add a small amount of your latex ceiling paint in with whatever texture mix you use. The latex will strengthen the mixture. If it is an unfinished area priming it first will help it stick.

Re: texture ceilings - Posted by JFinke KC

Posted by JFinke KC on January 09, 2002 at 16:33:13:


Behr produces a texturizer (forgot the name and price but carried at Home Depot) that is the consistency of thick paint with foam beads (I think) in it that is painted on with a brush. This stuff is kinda messy but goes pretty quick and looks good after completion. Definately need a drop cloth for it.

Good Luck,

JFinke KC

Re: texture ceilings - Posted by Mark(OH)

Posted by Mark(OH) on January 09, 2002 at 13:03:32:


I just finished texturing every surface (walls and ceiling) on a customers home. I’ve also done a lot of ceilings. It is real easy to do if you have the right equipment. Home Depot has the special textured rollers to apply it. All you need is a few buckets of drywall compound (get the all purpose type not the lightweight type), a paddle mixer that attaches to a drill (you’ll need a 1/2 inch drill because the paddle mixer won’t fit in a 3/8 inch drill chuck) and a metal paint tray. Dispense a few scoops of compound into a 5 gallon bucket and add a little water and start mixing. When the consistency is similar to peanut butter (creamy, not chunky), transfer the mix to the paint tray. Load the roller like you would if you were painting and start rolling! The end result would be a spikey(sp) texture that can be knocked down and smoothed (lightly) with a metal trowel. Don’t apply too much pressure. All you want to do is knock down the spikes. You could also wait 24 hrs till the mud dries and then sand it, but thats a big mess and very dusty! You will be left with a nice looking stucco finish that needs to be primed and painted. This technique will hide lots of wall/ceiling imperfections. Ceilings can be left spikey but walls should be knocked down because the spikes are uncomfortable if you leaned against the wall.
Always prime the new mud first and then paint with a good quality paint. Once you get the hang of it, its pretty easy to do.

good luck

Mark (OH)

Re: texture ceilings - Posted by diana

Posted by diana on January 10, 2002 at 08:29:24:

how long do you wait to knock down the spikes with the metal trowel?