Texture coating can breathe new life into walls, transforming the look and feel of a space.
In this article, we uncover the steps involved including essential preparation, application, and finishing steps to ensure the walls are nothing short of spectacular. Let’s dive into the world of texture coating and take interior aesthetics to the next level.
Texture coating is a great way to enhance the look of interior and exterior walls. It may look like a difficult endeavour; however, with the right tools and techniques it doesn’t have to be as tricky as it looks.
Before beginning a texture coating project, proper preparation is vital. Start by ensuring the walls are clean, dry, and free from dust or debris. Repair any cracks or imperfections with a suitable filler, and sand the surface to create a smooth canvas for the texture coating.
Selecting the appropriate texture coating is crucial. Depending on the desired finish, their are many to choose from. At Rockcote our textured renders and finishes range from flat, medium and coarse so the desired finish can be achieved.
Invest in high-quality tools for the best results. A trowel, putty knife, high-quality brushes, and textured rollers are essential to get a professional finish. These tools will help apply the coating evenly and achieve the desired texture pattern. Some finishes just require a trowel others require more of these tools for a smooth application, so be sure to check the specific instructions on the product of choice.
Just like to achieve a seamless and lasting paint job, render requires a priming coat. Applying a primer before texture coating ensures that the texture adheres properly and enhances the durability of the finish so the look will last even longer.
Ensure that the application is consistent across the entire wall, so the final result appears uniform and polished. Keep a consistent amount of pressure on the trowel or roller when applying the texture coating. This will ensure an even application and uniform texture across the entire wall. Varying the pressure can result in an inconsistent finish.
Texture coating can dry quickly, so it’s best to work in manageable sections to avoid inconsistencies in the finish. This allows you to maintain control and achieve the desired texture pattern. Working in manageable areas also ensures the coating doesn’t dry before the desired texture is achieved.
As the texture coating progresses from one section to another, blending seams and overlaps are important to monitor. This will create a seamless and professional look, eliminating visible lines or irregularities in the texture.
To enhance the visual appeal of the textured walls, it’s important to play with depth and dimension. Use a trowel to create swirls, arcs, or other patterns that add character to the coating. The texture coating can be as unique and creative as desired.
Proper drying time is essential for a successful texture coating project. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for drying times and avoid touching or disturbing the coating until it’s completely dry. This will ensure the texture pattern remains intact.
To keep textured walls looking their best, cleaning and touching up is required as needed. If applied properly the textured coating should remain intact for years, but it will still require regular cleaning to keep it looking its best.
Understanding the steps involved to texture coating will ensure you choose the right professional who follows the right preparation and technique. Whether you’re wanting to add a touch of elegance to a living room or transforming a bedroom’s ambience, texture coating is a versatile and rewarding way to go.
At Rockcote, we offer a range of texture-coating products and expert advice to help achieve stunning textured finishes for walls.