Drywall Roll Coat Technique for Texturing

Walls in need of a production method for getting the texturing on the surface, without the aid of pumps, are done with rollers. Garage and laundry areas are prime spots. The roller textures are easy to learn and quickly applied for a pattern that disperses the light.

  • The compound is stirred (electric paddle or hand mixer) to the consistency of a thick roller application.
  • To get the vertical sliding, use a 3/4″ to 1″ thick typical woven nap roller on a pole. Submerge into the pail directly or with the aid of a bucket screen to even up the material around the nap and then roll on.
Drywall Rolled On Texture
Roll the upper and corner edges before covering the bulk of the wall areas with outer edge of the soaked nap. Expect a lot of slide but keep this to a minimum by adding material liberally to the nap. Also notice that there is a difference between the upward and downward pattern being deposited by the roller on the wall. You may want to protect against floor spatters (or remove dry splatters with a floor scraper).

Texture Nap for Rolling Application To attain the stipple effect, seen on many older interiors, roll on the compound with a plastic texture nap. But as always, apply on a trial sheet of drywall before setting out.

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