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October 29, 2010

How to apply texture drywall: the Venetian plaster technique

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The advantages of drywall are pretty common knowledge. Drywall is cheap, so easy to install that you could do it yourself, is heat and water resistant, insulates sound and offers a wide variety of finishes for decorative purposes. This is why dry wall is becoming an increasingly attractive option in the interior design world; ones options are basically limited by the imagination. You can texture drywall in a variety of ways, ranging from paint (roller, brush, spray etc.) to varnish to wallpaper and so forth.

By combining other elements, like varnish or paint, with drywall adhesive (mud), you create texture paint that can be applied in several interesting ways. Some of the most popular texture drywall finishes include the Spanish Drag, “orange peel” and “slap brush” effects. Many of these are created by combining different mediums. The Spanish Drag and “orange peel”, for example, are created by combining the spraying and troweling of the texture. Another popular choice is Venetian plaster. This fancy sounding drywall texture is equally stylish in appearance. This elegant texture drywall finish is perfect for creating a sense of grandeur in bedrooms and living rooms. Of course it could be equally refined when used in the kitchen or bathroom.

Before you begin with the actual application of your texture drywall you should prepare the area. Clean the wall thoroughly with a wet cloth. Ensure that the wall is dry before continuing. In another variation of the Spanish Drag, Venetian plaster is also applied by troweling. Apply the Venetian plaster to the drywall, but in swathes not completely covering the colour underneath. This creates a rustic atmosphere which this texture drywall is so well known for. For the increased protection, and water resistance, of your drywall you can also varnish your texture drywall once the finish is dry.

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