Textured ceilings are not new. They have been around for quite some time and allow homeowners a convenient and affordable means to hide imperfections in the drywall. Textured ceilings also look attractive and add character to a room.
Here is how you can texture your ceilings
First repair any cracks or imperfections in the ceiling. The ceiling should be as smooth as possible otherwise the cracks and inconsistencies would be easily visible by the texture of the ceiling.
Paint a priming layer on the ceiling before adding the texture. This helps new paint adhere to the wall and reduces the appearance of the previous color.
For texturing the ceiling, you can either use pre-textured paint or you can texture the ceiling by adding materials to latex or oil based paint. If using pre-textured paint, make sure it is for ceilings only.
Paint the ceiling using a roller or a brush. It is advisable to apply the paint in W, X, and N shape as it ensures that the paint is applied in all directions. Paint the ceiling in sections. It would keep you organized and would enable you finish the job faster and easier.
When you have painted the whole ceiling, let it dry completely. Avoid adding more paint, texture, or drying paint as it can make your ceiling look uneven. Increase the air circulation in the room to help the ceiling dry faster.
There are other methods of texturing the ceiling. You can use a rag, thickened paint, or a special roller for texturing. You may also hire experienced professionals for getting unique and subtle textured ceiling design that enhances the overall look and feel of your home.