Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to Use Sheetrock Dust Control for an Orange Peel Texture

Print this articleIf you want to create an orange peel texture on a wall or ceiling, you can use Sheetrock Brand Dust Control Joint Compound, a little sandpaper, primer and a coat or two of paint to get the desired effect. This look, with its slightly bumpy and unique texture, works well in a child's room or playroom.

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Spread a drop cloth across the floor. Apply painter's tape across the trim and baseboards to protect them against paint splatters.

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Apply Sheetrock Brand Dust Control Joint Compound directly onto the walls with a trowel. Apply a layer that is no more than 1/2-inch thick or just enough that it can be sanded easily. Once you have applied a thin layer, add more compound with the trowel in a swirling motion that will add texture to the wall's surface.

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Use the tip of a putty knife to make holes in the compound to further mimic the bumpy texture of an orange peel.

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Allow the compound to dry overnight.

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Put on a pair of goggles then sand down the dried compound with 150-grit sandpaper. The walls do not have to be completely smooth since you are going for a slightly bumpy texture. The sandpaper will help smooth out trouble spots while still revealing the bumpy texture.

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Open a can of primer and mix it well. Pour the primer into a paint tray then coat a paint roller with it. Apply one coat of primer to the walls then wait for it to dry before applying a coat of wall paint.

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