April 2, 2015 

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Ceiling Textured with Roll-On Crow’s Foot Pattern

 How to Hide Wall Repairs with Texture. If you have a roof leak, or even a bathtub overflow in your home, it can cause damage to your interior walls and ceilings. Whether the surface is plaster or drywall, hiring a professional to make the repair can be costly.

Many DIY-ers would consider fixing the damage themselves, but perhaps lack confidence in their plastering and finishing skills. Getting plaster completely smooth and bump free can be nearly impossible, and when you are using joint compound over drywall, it can be equally, if not more challenging. There’s the issue of taping the seams so the joints don’t show, and then sanding them. And then there’s all of the dust generated from sanding down the joint compound.

I remember once a co-worker jokingly saying, “you know, when you sand drywall, the dust not only travels throughout the house but also down the street and around the corner.”  Of course he was joking, but to a certain extent he was right. Even when you take the necessary precautions, dust seems to still show up everywhere.

Fortunately, there is a fix to the problem of water-damaged walls and ceilings that nearly anyone can do themselves! It will look beautiful, and will not create a big mess.  The solution is using wall texture as a superficial fix to repair walls and ceilings.  Using wall texture is not only a real time saver, but can also add real personality to a room. The right texture can make an otherwise drab room pop and grab your attention.

Best of all, wall textures are relatively easy to accomplish, and there are a variety of designs to choose from.  Below is a video list of various textures you can use to suit your own individual needs and flair.

1.  Crow’s Foot, Tree Bark or Broad-leaf pattern:  This is a roll-on texture that could not be simpler to apply.  Just decide which pattern you like best, and purchase the corresponding roller, and you can accomplish this in no time at all.

2. Skip Trowel:  This texture is applied by hand with a finishing trowel, and the pattern is random.  It can be heavy or light, depending upon your personal preference, and it is tough to make any mistakes because the pattern is so random.

3.  Spanish Knife:  The Spanish Knife texture is applied by using a taping knife.  This is one of the heaviest textures, and is excellent for concealing damage and imperfections in walls.

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