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What is the Point of Adding Texture to Walls and Ceilings?

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

txtr.jpgThere are some things about your home that you simply do not notice on a day-to-day basis. The texture on your walls and ceilings is likely one of those things. Unless you have texture up that you really do not like then you probably don’t spend much time thinking about it. But, that all changes when it is time to repair a damaged wall or do some type of home renovation. When you have an area that requires new sheetrock it can cause you to stop and think about the texture on your walls and ceiling. What is the point of adding texture to walls and ceilings? Is it necessary or can you skip that step and go straight to painting? It is possible skip the texture altogether and start painting but there are some things you should consider first. Texture can have a positive impact on the aesthetics of your walls and ceilings because it can hide imperfections, create dimension, and add style to the space.

Hide Imperfections

Drywall comes in sheets that are put up in sections on the walls and ceilings. Then the contractor tapes and beds the gaps between the sheets of drywall to create a connected look. Once that is done they have to sand down all the areas that were taped and bedded in order to make the surface even. Contractors who are excellent at their work can create surfaces that look smooth but it is difficult to completely hide all evidence of nail holes and tape without some type of texture. A little bit of texture can hide imperfections that are created through the process of putting up drywall. Texture also helps blend in areas of your drywall that you have to repair. A smooth patch of drywall in the middle of a wall that is textured will be very noticeable. But, if you match the texture to what is already on the wall you will be able to hide the evidence of the repair.

Create Dimension

Texture sits on top of the sheetrock so it can create dimension in the room. The only point to this element of using texture is improved aesthetics. Some people enjoy the look of different types of texture over the look of a completely flat wall. 

Add Style

There are a large number of options when it comes to putting texture on your walls and ceilings. You can get creative with the process and add style to your home. Textures that are applied by hand can be done in a wide variety of patterns and styles. If you want to create a wall that is a focal point and adds drama you can have a unique texture added. You can draw attention to your ceiling with your texture choice. Getting creative with the texture in your home is a unique way to showcase your style.

The reasons for applying texture to walls and ceilings are both practical and aesthetic. In order to get high quality results, the best option is to hire a professional whenever you need texture applied inside your home.

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Topics: Residential