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Retexture, revive, refurbish

Retexture, Revive, Refurbish

There is no “perfect time” to update your home’s interior spaces. Anytime is a good time to do it, especially before the gloomy months settle in. Even as simple as house painting in Fremont can go a long way. 

Have you also thought of giving your current walls some texture? Or retexturing your walls? It will create a one-of-a-kind look and feel for the interiors and provide many benefits for the homeowner.

  • Visual appeal
  • Noise reduction
  • Low maintenance
  • Hiding flaws
  • Give your home a cleaner and more finished look
  • Add value to your home
  • Easy to apply
  • Affordable and economical

Time for a new paint – and new wall texture!

Perhaps you want to apply a different texture to your walls as you’ve been considering painting your home’s interiors. Your walls may have shifted or settled, causing unsightly cracks that may be unappealing and difficult to repair on textured surfaces. Or you simply want a different texture and color for your walls.

Going the DIY route may help save some money, but you may need more time to complete it due to other priorities in the household. Let Custom Painting, Inc. professionals do the work to make your home a more inviting space. Retexturing your walls and ceiling will create a bright and warm haven from the cold, a welcoming reprieve where “stylish elegance” isn’t a mere word that describes someone else’s living space.

Retexturing is relatively inexpensive if done at the time of painting. The prep work – such as cleaning, masking, repairing, and priming walls – is pretty much the same process involved in both texturing and painting jobs. Once your interior walls are cleaned, repaired, and primed, a new texture could be applied before the paint goes on your walls to update the look and feel of your living space completely.

If you compare taking down old paneling and installing new drywall to retexturing walls, the latter wins hands-down. It requires fewer tools, less effort, and less time while making your walls much more finished than before.

With Custom Painting, Inc., say goodbye to uneven drywall, outdated wallpaper, and even old paneling.

Preparing textured drywall

If you want to apply a different texture to your walls, keep in mind that changing the texture will affect the choice of application method. Some textures are better applied with a trowel, others with a spray or another tool.

Preparing textured walls is not that different from preparing smooth walls.

  1. Wash the walls with a sponge. Let the walls dry.
  2. Repair any cracks with a joint compound.
  3. If necessary, seal a wider crack with painter’s tape.
  4. Use a wide drywall knife, large scraper, or belt sander to sand or scrape the existing texture until the surface becomes smooth again. Dampen the rougher areas if needed to help removal.
  5. Inspect the wall for imperfections such as cracks or nail pop-ups. Repairing these flaws is necessary to enable the new texture to cling to the surface.
  6. Prime the surface. Applying primer before texturing your walls will help mask some surface flaws, hide the appearance of the previous paint color, and help the new texture and paint adhere to the walls.

Selecting and applying the new texture

Once again, changing the texture will affect the choice of application method. For example, if you choose an orange peel or acoustic texture, spraying is the best possible method to achieve it, while a comb or swirl texture requires a roller and drywall trowel with evenly spaced teeth. Knockdown texture has patterns similar to stucco. You’ll need to flatten the texture using a knockdown knife to achieve this look.

If you choose orange peel or acoustic, thinly spray the compound on the wall. If you want to achieve varied or irregular patterns, adjust the spray on the nozzle and change the spray’s air pressure. Add some water to slightly thin the compound so it sprays easily if necessary. However, make sure that the compound does not become so watery that it runs down the walls.

Drying time depends on the type of texture. Some textures dry quickly, while others require drying overnight. Once your new texture dries, apply primer and paint over it. Choosing the primer of the same color as possible as the color of your finishing paint is best. Or, tint your primer with the same color as your topcoat.

While these textures mentioned above are the most popular, there are countless other types from which to choose. When deciding on a different texture, go for the one that looks best for your space and make sure you apply it correctly. At Custom Painting, Inc., we can match existing textures if need be.

Don’t want to do the guesswork? Leave the job to the professionals!

Texturing your interior walls is an excellent way of revamping your space and introducing a unique style to your home. It adds visual interest to your walls. Once again, choose the type of texture that looks best for your home.

Many DIY enthusiasts spend a lot of time online and offline researching and visiting their local home improvement stores to look at the products.

If divider strips, patching, spackling paste, joint compound, and covering seams do not sound too appealing to you, call Custom Painting, Inc. Leave the learning curve behind and let our licensed professional painters because we only use products intended for specific surfaces and know how to apply them correctly. Take the guesswork out of the equation and make an appointment with our experts for a free estimate.

When you choose Custom Painting Inc. to update your interior, we know we will also update and rescue your mood! You can pick up the phone and give us a call today at 800-944-0646 to retexture your walls that revive, refresh, and refurbish.


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