01:23PM | 02/18/03
Member Since: 02/17/03
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We just finished the final mud coat on ceilings and walls of our basement. We want to texture ceiling to help hide some of our "do it yourself" boo boos. What is best way? Spray? Roll? What materials do we need? Thanks


10:47AM | 02/19/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
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It partly depends upon the look you want. I like a smooth wall, so I would recommend putting a little extra effort into creating a smooth surface without using any texture: mostly through wet sanding, not through any particular skill with a mud knife. It is easier than it seems.

Texture is usually used only for ceilings because it is qualitatively more difficult to work out minor imperfections on a ceiling (working over your head constantly). But for walls, a little extra effort should do it.

Spray-on texture is probably the easiest to do uniformly for an inexperienced person. Home Depot sells spray-on texture with nozzles that apply it in differing textures: from a smoother orange peel to a rough "popcorn." You can use aerosol cans (although I would not recommend it in a basement because the fumes from the propellant are excessive) or a air-hose sprayer. They also sell pump sprayers.

Roll-on texture is sometimes tough to do because the edge-marks of the roller are difficult to avoid. Spraying also is faster than rolling.

[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited February 19, 2003).]



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