Basic techniques for matching textures in plaster can be done easily using everyday objects.
More in Painting
When it comes to matching textures in plaster, the main rule to keep in mind is that there are no rules. There are special tools for the job, or just use what is on hand. Here are some techniques professionals use:
1. Use a drywall knife to create a skip texture, which looks like sand dunes.
2. A stippling brush is useful for creating heavy texture. Or drag a trowel very lightly across the surface to achieve a knockdown.
3. A stomp brush imparts an interesting deep texture, as does a textured paint roller.
4. Drywall knives and putty knives can be used for a stucco-looking pattern. Vary the direction for a different look, or drag the knife lightly over the top for a smoother surface.
5. Even something as mundane as a whisk broom can be used as a texturing tool.
Work and Play in Divided Space (00:03:46)
Remove Wallpaper Full Project (08:59)
Luxurious Linen Finish (02:10)
Hide Basement Support Columns (00:01:00)
Installing a Tub Surround (01:00)
Spruce Up Your Entryway (00:01:00)
Simple Pergola Kit (00:57)
How to Cut Pergola Rafters (00:46)
Basics on Retaining Walls (00:01:00)
Vinyl Siding Installation Tips (01:58)
How To Build a Live Oak Chandelier 19 Photos
Fancy Flights of Stairs 4 Photos
How to Make a Kitchen Herb Garden 8 Photos
How To Throw a Sprinkles Baby Shower 15 Photos
Kitchen Color Design Ideas 18 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.