How to Use a Texture Sprayer to Make Orange Peel Texture

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First of all, let’s define the phrase drywall texture sprayer. Drywall is a kind of wallboard, also known as gypsum board or plasterboard. These panels are usually fixed to the sides and ceilings of rooms. Texture paint has a bumpy surface, similar to that of an orange peel. It comes in three main categories: smooth, sand, or coarse. It has the ability to cover up imperfections, such as cracks, small holes, and unevenness. A textured ceiling will help cut down room reverberations and improve acoustics.

You can use ordinary paint, and add special sand to create your own personalized form of textured paint. A spray gun sprays the paint through the free air, onto a surface. You do not need to be a professional, but with a bit of willpower, patience, and practice you can get excellent results in no time at all.

These items are normally purchased as a complete kit, or just the texture gun on its own. The use of a correct nozzle for the required job is of crucial importance. This is essential for the correct consistency, and pattern of the paint to be sprayed. It will also control the thickness and direction of the paint. The most common nozzles are the full cone, the hollow cone, and the flat stream.

Preparing For Painting

Before opening the paint, read carefully the instructions given. See what kind of primer or undercoat is needed, especially if the drywall is new and has never been painted. It is best to use paint that takes a long time to dry up so that you will have the time to trim any imperfections. Some textured paints need some additives.

Make sure that you follow the instructions and mix any additives accordingly. If you intend to make your own style of texture, you will probably need thick paint. Always adjust the texture nozzle as indicated on the instructions, depending on the type of paint used and the thickness of the texture. Now we are ready to start spraying, assuming the drywall is clean from dust and other debris.

Spraying The Drywall

Always start from the top end and move downwards. Hold the air gun about 8 inches away from the target, moving sideways over the wall, and each stroke should overlap the previous one, thus ensuring a complete, continuous coating of paint. After completing the drywall, you must not leave the paint to completely dry if you may want to do your own kind of texture design. You can use the sponge and special texture brush to create your own design. Use the same procedure to spray the ceiling, but take special care not to allow the paint to drip.