An orange peel effect is one of several options that can be considered when you are keen on using texture to adjust the look of a wall’s surface. Being aware of how to soften the look will ensure that you achieve the desired result.
Step 1 – Mixture
In the event that the orange peel application is a new one, it is important to get the joint compound mixture correct. Mix it thoroughly to form a thin paste that can be applied manually or with the use of a spray gun.
Step 2 – Application
When using a paint roller to apply the orange peel texture, the type of roller is an important factor in the end look. A smoother roller will create a softer finish. Alternatively, using a spray gun and opening and closing the nozzle can offer the same effect.
Step 3 – Paint
Where the orange peel texture to be softened is already in place on the wall surface, the affect can be adjusted with the use of paint. Use a matte paint to avoid a shiny surface, that will emphasize the texture. Apply using a paintbrush or roller, and allow the first coat to dry before applying another.