Drywall Finishing -How do you get that texture?

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Topic by tomjboyle posted 02-24-2010 04:23 AM 3903 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2010 04:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: basement walls framing

I am finishing my basement and had someone hang the drywall. I am going to mud and finish it. My question is this. In my house the Drywall has a very subtle texture. Looking at the Drywall, it looks perfectly flat. How do I get that texture on the drywall? When do you do it?

I know this may be a stupid question but would appreciate your help.


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02-24-2010 11:26 AM

mmmmm…how subtle is the texture?......if it is very subtle it could just be from the paint roller…if not it is called a orange peel or tight knock down…..this you do with a texture machine, which you should be able to rent or call on a painter or drywall person and they can do it for you…..hope this helps

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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02-24-2010 03:42 PM

I’ll agree with Todd, the paint roller makes a texture that is very subtle. Different rollers can give you different textures. Generally, though, an inexpensive paint roller will do a texture that is subtle and probably close to what you already have.

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02-26-2010 06:12 PM

tomjboyle – Did you get drywall problem solved, if not let me know?
Been a drywall taper since 1978 will help you if l can.


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