Textured Walls


Adding a deliberate texture to a wall is an inexpensive way to hide any imperfections that would take more time and money to fix.

Materials needed:

  1. All-purpose joint compound
  2. 5 gallon bucket
  3. Drywall knife
  4. Water
  5. Drop cloths


  1. Be sure to cover the floor surfaces with drop cloths before you start.
  2. Mix the joint compound with water in the bucket according to the package directions.
  3. Use the drywall knife to pick up a blob of compound and apply to the wall.
  4. Using the knife, spread the compound out to a thin layer.
  5. Scrape the knife in random directions, cutting in some areas and allowing the compound to build up in others.
  6. It is important to work in thin layers, otherwise the compound will crack while drying.
  7. If you need to, you can wait 24 hours for the compound to dry before building up another coat.
  8. Once your design is done, allow the compound to dry for 48 hours before priming and painting.