Add texture to your ceilings and walls using this expert advice.
How to Patch a Textured Ceiling
Repairing a damaged textured ceiling starts with replacing the damaged drywall underneath the texture. Here's the right way to prep the area for a new coat of ceiling texture.
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How to Apply Knock-Down Ceiling Texture
Use this simple technique to add character to walls and ceilings, and to help blend the old with the new while remodeling. Textures give smooth, flat walls and ceilings a new dimension that enhances a room. This is a great project for problem walls—the texture hides minor imperfections.
Textured Ceiling Repair Tips
A textured ceiling that's deteriorated or suffered water damage can be restored to new condition by scraping, priming, and then spraying new texture. It's simpler than it looks.
How to Apply Knock Down Texture
A knockdown texture on walls or ceilings is a fast, easy way to hide flaws or repairs. For a beginner, it's more forgiving than other textures. It also has a more subtle look than heavy “popcorn” texture.
Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling
When water leaks onto a drywall ceiling, ugly coffee-colored stains usually appear. Sometimes the ceiling texture will become saturated and start to flake off. We'll show you how to repair small damaged areas of typical "popcorn" ceiling texture. It's easy when you use a special texture patch now available in an aerosol spray can.