Drywall Texture Texturing Combs New Do It Yourself Ceiling Art Effects Patterns Designs

Drywall Texture Texturing Combs New Do It Yourself Ceiling Art Effects Patterns Designs

For ideas on how to texture pattern a ceiling or wall for an outstanding finish there are many tools available for the novice, as well as the professional drywall texture man or woman, but one of the most useful hand held tools for creating new patterns onto ceilings & walls inside the home interior surfaces for beautiful outstanding work are texturing, artex, or texture combs.

Herein I will present to you the basics of drywall uses & texturing combs to create the finish you desire but first a little explanation of the methods involved.

Drywall finishing texturing combs are basically a simple concept & are quite reasonably priced, & when looked after properly can last for many ceiling & wall surface jobs for the hobbyist or even the professional texturing lady or guy.

There is not much to learn about creating basic patterns or designs onto ceilings or wall by using drywall texture as a finish because all is needed is to apply the texture compound onto the ceiling or wall, grab your tool of choice, then let your imagination rip.

Well, obviously, there is a standard procedure for the ideal texture finish when using texturing combs & these are so simple to learn for anyone, even someone just looking to fix up or upgrade their home, who has an interest for the art, as there are instructional DVD’s & downloadable books & courses on drywall texture art & effects over the internet from the UK by professional texture practitioner & teacher Dale Ovenstone, plus there are plenty of comb work texturing ideas & effects that can be achieved on video & film on places such as youtube.

Texturing compound:-

For the Drywall texture compound or mud, choose a product that can be worked through, once applied to a well sealed & prepared surface that will not ‘go off,’ & ‘dry out’ too quickly, whilst you are creating your design.

Methods of laying/applying material/drywall texture to ceilings & walls:-

One popular method within the USA & Canada for applying drywall texture as a finish for patterning onto the ceiling or wall especially for the contractor is by using a machine, or a hopper, but whereas using combs to create patterns one has just to roll drywall texture onto the surface using an ordinary paint roller, either a size 9” or a size 12” synthetic or lamb’s wool roller & this makes it possible for any folk with the desire or inclination to have a go at home or on the job.

The consistency of the drywall texture compound:-

If you can imagine, to draw a comb through the texture, it would have to be of a reasonably stiff consistency, saying this, the mixture also has to be flexible enough so one can actually use the paint roller to load the mixture onto, by dipping in the roller, into the compound, so that the roller head is completely covered prior to rolling out onto the ceiling or wall.

The use of texturing combs to create patterns & effects:-

One would attempt to lay a band of texture compound across the ceiling or wall, then using the texturing comb to lightly draw through to create the desired effect.

Ideas for texturing comb art & effects:-

Besides using the comb to create the initial pattern throughout the whole of the ceiling or wall, one can also use a set of three combs of different sizes to create borders around the perimeter edges of the ceiling, plus, as a bonus, one could also use the set of three combs to create amazing effects around the centre rose/light piece to create a kind of fancy molded feature.

These are just some of the ideas & uses of drywall compound as a finish & texturing combs to create effects, patterns, designs, art & inspirations.

I hope you enjoyed so let your imagination take over & use your ceiling or wall as your blank canvass & if you want to contact me follow this link Here

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valerie jayne, posted this comment on Jan 9th, 2011

This looks like it would work realy work on my walls. I live in a modular home and it has those “trailer” walls. If I remove the “slats” between paneling, there is a gap. Texturing would hide the gap so the walls wouldn’t look like “paneling” when I am done. Great information! Thanks!

valerie jayne, posted this comment on Jan 9th, 2011

To fix my previous response..lol.. Meant to say…This looks like it would work really good for my walls………………………..lol..I hate errors…of any kind!

keepithandy, posted this comment on Jan 10th, 2011

Hi Valerie, your error is excused lol.

Your best bet would be to tape & mud the walls so that you have a smooth flat surface, then seal the walls so that you have taken away the porosity, then attempt your pattern onto one of the smallest wall first to familiarize yourself with the process.

Check out my website diy-ceiling-wall-texture.com or go look at my demo’s on my youtube.com/lookreadlearn

Good luck, let me know. Regards Dale

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