The textured wall, in addition to enhancing the environment, is also a modern and economical way to change the decoration of the house.
The variety of appearances, colors and styles that can be applied with this technique, ensures that any internal or external location is personalized, in a creative and original way.
This cladding is gaining more and more prominence in modern buildings, with the aim of representing the style of the residents and making the look more attractive and exclusive.
Among the most common types of textures, those that imitate wood, marble and steel, can even be made only with specific product applications, dispensing with plaster or plaster.
For the creepy effects or known as splintered, the techniques vary with the use of specific instruments, even improvised as we will see below.
How to Make Textured Walls Step by Step
There are many different techniques for making the wall with texture, some of which are very simple and easy.
For those who do not have much manual skill, there are rollers and other instruments such as the trowel, which help in applying the texture with great precision. For those who prefer to dare a little more, improvising with brushes, brooms and sponges can result in surprising finishes.
Although some products already offer this texture proposal instantly, for those who prefer an embossed effect or with more specific details, the production of the textured wall can be carried out in very practical ways, check out the main ones.
Wall Texture with Plaster or Plaster
The putty or plaster ensures a quality finish for the walls. They are generally used to correct imperfections and make the structure smoother.
But another use of these materials is the application of texture on the wall.
The application of the texture with putty or plaster can be done with an extruded roller or with other items such as brush and even steel sponges.
It is worth remembering that if the wall that will receive the texture is external, choose the putty over the plaster, since it is not water resistant.
- If the choice is for the spackle, apply a layer of sealer first;
- Pass the plaster or plaster on the wall, so that the surface is completely smooth;
- With it still wet, use the extruded roller or a brush to make the drawings;
- Following movements in the same direction or crossed, make them across the wall;
- After drying, finish the wall with an acrylic paint.
The texture on the Wall with Paint
Another very practical option to guarantee a texture on the wall is through the application of the paint itself.
This form of texture has less relief than the previous one, however, it ends up being more economical and still results in a very different look.
- With the wall ready to receive the paint, apply two to three layers of the chosen color;
- Then, with the wall still damp, use the instruments to make the textures feasible;
- The drawings can be made with damp cloths, tapped lightly on the wet wall; with the extruded roller or with plastic bristle brushes.
In addition to the materials, the instruments for defining the type of texture are diverse. Some are specific to this type of finish, providing more ease and practicality at the time of application.
These utensils can be purchased at building materials stores, however, if you can’t find them, we also have some homemade options that guarantee results as good as the professionals.
Texture on the wall with roller
The most common instrument for composing textured walls is the paint roller.
The roller can be extruded, which already comes with details in relief on the sponge and when passed on the wall, transfers these effects to the surface.
If you don’t find an extruded roll, you can improvise with a regular one by wrapping a layer of bubble wrap in the sponge or a string of string. As a result, it will have an exclusive texture and with a special touch of your personalized production.
Wall Texture with Brush
The shapes and designs that can be applied to the wall as texture are numerous, it depends only on creativity and some improvisations.
The brush or broom, for example, are great elements to achieve a different effect on the wall.
Whether with plaster, plaster or paint, take advantage of the still wet wall and pass the brush in the same direction, or varying it crosswise.
It is necessary that the bristles are firm and plastic for greater efficiency.
Texture on the wall with trowel
This wall texture technique requires a little more skill. The movements will be detailed and individual.
With linear strokes or rotation, as if removing excess dough, it is already possible to obtain an interesting effect.
The texture on the wall with a trowel is better in plaster or plaster coatings, since the paint is not thick enough for these details.
Texture on the wall with ribbon
With the tape, the texture production process is a little more different. Instead of the instrument transmitting the relief to the wall, the surface itself trimmed with tape, which will guarantee this effect.
To do this, just glue the ribbons the way you want, as geometric shapes, horizontal, diagonal stripes and also as bricks. The latter is a type of texture widely used and the result is very realistic as you can see below.
After pasting the tape, pass the layer of dough on top and wait for it to dry to remove it. In the place where the tape was, a slight cavity will be formed and where the mass covered the relief.
Whether with plaster, plaster or paint, including these various specific or improvised instruments; the texture on the wall will certainly make a difference in your home decor.
Now that you know how to apply this technique, get inspired by more textured wall models and take the opportunity to change the look in a creative and original way.
White Textured Wall
Classic, the white textured wall guarantees a cleaner look with a hint of modernity because of the new shapes.
Due to the color neutrality, the texture can come in more striking forms with larger reliefs.
It is ideal indoors, where it requires brightness, since white enhances this effect.
Another suggestion is that the texture can be made in another color, to contrast with the white. Gray, beige and even black tones make the environment very contemporary.
Red Textured Wall
Red is already a natural highlight in any environment, coming in texture, further reinforces this purpose.
For those who like to dare or want to highlight a point in the house, a wall with a red texture will surely fulfill this expectation successfully.
Decoration professionals indicate a moderate use of this color in order not to overload the environment. Only one side with a red texture would be ideal to transform the decoration and guarantee more style.
Brown Wood Texture Wall
The brown textured wall has been used a lot in more rustic decorations, including imitating wood.
With the effect of the extruded roller, for example, it looks very much like a tree trunk.
For being a strong color, brown is also more used in a single wall, in order to highlight an environment or even to match the TV panel as suggested in the photo below.
The brown wall refers to more comfort and combines perfectly in country styles, country houses and in contrast to the beige color, widely used in the interior of the houses.
Beige Textured Wall
Another very common color, both inside and outside the houses is beige, due to its compatibility with several other colors, decorations and furniture.
The wall with beige texture, different from red and brown, can be used in an entire room, or also as a highlight on only one side.
By combining with several colors, bringing more luminosity and not showing so much the possible stains that appear over time on the walls, this color has become one of the preferred ones for texturing.
Some texture techniques even guarantee a “straw-like” effect on the walls, which looks great in more rustic environments and outside areas with plants.
3D Textured Wall
The wall with 3D texture requires a little more skill in the application, so it is recommended to search for a professional to ensure a quality effect.
This texture is called 3D because its reliefs are much more projected, giving the feeling that the drawings or shapes are coming out of the wall.
Because it is more highlighted, the 3D texture is usually used only on a single wall, providing more prominence to a particular location.
Also due to its more exuberant shapes, the 3D wall usually comes in more subtle and neutral colors, such as white, beige and gray.
Wall with Marbled Texture or Marmorato
As its name already says, the wall with marbled texture or marmorato resembles marble containing a mixture of colors that make this effect possible.
This texture is made possible in a very practical and instantaneous way, by means of a specific product , which must be passed on the wall in misshapen movements, in order to create stains on the surface.
The wall must be prepared with spackle and a bed of white paint can further enhance this marble effect.
At least three layers of this product are required on the wall to cause the marbled effect. It is very interesting both indoors and outdoors.
Graffiti Textured Wall
The graffiti is one of the most used elements on the walls, and many prefer to define it as a specific type of finish, rather than as another type of texture.
The graffiti wall has scratches, which resemble scratches and can also be made with various instruments, such as rollers and spatulas.
Grafiato, in addition to bringing more beauty to the finish, guarantees other exclusive benefits, due to the fact that it is made with a specific material, called Graphic Coating, which has waterproof ingredients.
This coating, unlike plaster and plaster used in other textures, has the ability to protect the wall against infiltration and moisture, including its high durability further reinforces its advantages.
Its application can be made on various types of surfaces such as masonry, drywall, precast blocks, among others. The colors of the graffiti and the shapes of the scratches vary, thus meeting various preferences and styles.
See also: How to Apply Graphics on the Wall? With Roll? Watch the Tutorial!
Textured Wall for TV Room
A very common environment for using the textured wall is the TV room . Evidencing the wall that is the TV is a strong aspect of decoration, including, many textures can be used in allusion to the panel, as for example, the wood.
Another strong trend is to use a wall with a texture in a darker color, such as black or brown, since they provide a greater sense of immersion in relation to what you will be watching on TV.
On the living room wall, it is also possible to abuse colors present in other decoration elements or more exuberant shapes in textures such as the use of 3D.
Textured Wall for Bedroom
The textured wall for the bedroom can even replace headboards, as detailed in the photo below.
Depending on the chosen texture, no further decorative elements are needed, such as paintings and portraits, for example.
The marbled texture on the wall has been used a lot in rooms with a minimalist style. The gray color is also a reference of this trend as we can see in these inspirations.
External Wall with Texture
Outside the house, it is also possible to take advantage of this decorative technique. The wall with texture for the external area must be made with waterproof material, but the most suitable is that it is the Graphite coating, never use plaster.
On the outside wall of the garage or even on the facade , this finish can completely change the look of your home.
A visually attractive detail, which also camouflages the dirt and imperfections of this part of the house, which is always so exposed; it can even be used as just a detail to highlight other elements of the external decoration, such as plants and lamps as highlighted in the images.
The textured wall is a very versatile and useful decoration. In addition to protecting against moisture factors, as in the case of graphite, some even cover imperfections of the wall structure in an efficient and very pleasant way.
When used only as decoration, it can highlight an environment or highlight elements, such as the TV, mirrors or pictures.
Whether with more projected colors or reliefs, the textured wall has the power to transform the internal or external appearance of your home, bringing more modernity, personalization and a lot of beauty to the environment.