So I think they’re catching on to me at my job… I keep diving into DIY projects to avoid actual work. Anyway….
I had removed wallpaper from a wall, and I needed to match the texture of the other three walls in the room.
Sooooo, I went to the store and bought some joint compound:
I took a plastic bag, scooped up some of the joint compound, and thinly dotted it on the wall.
Then I drug a large putty knife/scraper-thing-a-ma-bob across the freshly applied joint compound to flatten out the peaks.
I did that in sections so that my joint compound didn’t dry too much.
I let that dry overnight (though I’m sure a few hours would do), and then I painted over the top of it.
This is a corner… the left wall is the freshly textured wall, and the right wall is the existing texture I was trying to imitate.
All in all, it took less than an hour to texture the wall (not including paint), and now that I’ve got the hang of it, I think I could easily finish out a wall in 30 minutes or less.
Hope that helps! Happy projects!