Painting is extremely popular because it is one of the simplest and most affordable DIY projects. That is, you don't need to be a construction expert in order to successfully paint your interior. That being said, certain parts of the job could be a little more complicated than expected. That is, there is a lot of prep work before you actually paint. One particularly tricky part of the process can be texturing the damaged parts and holes in your wall. This article explains various texturing techniques and products.

Fixing Holes

Whenever you are repainting your interior walls, there are bound to be a bunch of dings, scratches, patches, and places that need to be fixed before you can paint over them. If the texture doesn't match, the paint also won't match. Of course, the difficulty of perfecting your texture depends on how your walls are currently textured.

Hand Troweled Walls

If your walls are hand troweled, you should be able to patch and repair the wall with the drywall compound in one go. Even if you have never done hand texturing, the job is simple. All you need is a trowel and the drywall compound. If your wall has a large hole, you might need to fill it and then wait for it to dry before working on the texture. There are several different techniques and methods used on hand troweled wall. It is best to just to experiment until you texture matches the existing finish.

Spray Texture

Spray texture is a mixed bag. Sometimes you can perfectly match your existing texture but others times it could seem impossible. If you look at various brands of spray texture, you will notice that the cans have photo examples of the various textures. The spray cans have an adjustable nozzles, allowing you to apply rough, medium, and fine finishes.

Before you start to spray on your walls, try a practice run on a piece of wood and wait for it to dry so you can see how it looks. It might take multiple coats of spray to get the desired look, so take your time and try different brands.

In the end, trying to master the texture might be the most time consuming part of your entire paint job. But, it is definitely worth investing this time. You don't want to skimp and then paint over your walls without creating a great texture that will blend in.