Textured ceiling always looks better than a plain one and adds to the look of the room. Find out easy simple tips for texturing a ceiling.

How To Texture A Ceiling

A plain ceiling, with just the touch of color on it, looks boring, doesn’t it! Adding a little texture to the ceiling will go a long way towards giving a new and refreshing look to the room. However, most of the people either shy away from texturing the ceiling, thinking it to be too cumbersome, or call outside people for the same and spend a lot of money. Neither is the process of texturing the ceiling too cumbersome, nor is it too expensive. In the following lines, we have provided complete information on how to texture a ceiling.
Items Needed
  • Drywall Joint Compound
  • Thick Cloth/ Plastic Sheeting
  • Paintbrush
  • Sponge
  • Stencil
  • Stepladder (for reaching till the ceiling)
  • Taping Knife/ Straight-edged Trowel
  • Wallpaper Brush 
How to Texture a Ceiling 
  • Try to empty the room, of which you want the ceiling textured, of all the furniture. If it’s not possible to take out all the furniture, cover the remaining items with thick cloth or plastic sheeting.
  • You do not want to get your floor painted, along with texturing the ceiling, right? So, make sure to cover the floor with thick drop cloths or plastic sheeting, before starting on the process of texturing the ceiling.
  • If you have already covered your ceiling with wallpaper, strip it off. It is a bad idea to do the texturing over the wallpaper. Otherwise, you might end up with wallpaper that is textured, but about to stick off from the ceiling.
  • Start the texturing process by edging the entire ceiling with a thin layer of the drywall joint compound. Make sure to apply only 1/8” thick layer of the compound. Go for a thicker coat, only if you want a very rough texture.
  • Now go for the texturing part.
  • You can make use of old paintbrushes or wallpaper brushes for creating patterns.
  • With sponges, you can stroke or swirl on the wet surface and create a texture.
  • If you want a pre-created design on your ceiling, better make use of a stencil. 
  • Last, but not the least, you can make patterns on the ceiling with the help of a taping knife or a straight-edged trowel too.
  • After the first texturing, go for a thin layer of compound on the parts left un-textured.
  • Keep on alternating between applying the compound and texturing, till the entire ceiling is textured the way you want.

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