Do You Need a Texture-Patch on Interior Walls?

Do You Need a Texture-Patch on Interior Walls?If you’re looking to update the look of your home without having to commit yourself to expensive remodeling, you might need a texture-patch on interior walls.

Texture-patch on existing walls is a relatively easy project that any DIYer can do. It’s practical, affordable, and adds a new flair to your interior space.

At first, texture-patch looks intimidating. But like any other thing, it can be learned and accomplished with practice – and it’s relatively easy. Start experimenting with your texture-patch on a scrap piece of drywall or sturdy cardboard. It will help you develop the proper technique to complement the existing texture. Don’t forget to determine what type of texture is currently on your walls so that you will be able to purchase suitable materials.

Once you’ve mastered the texture pattern, you’re ready to begin!

  1. Move all furniture from the area or cover them to protect them. Next, remove wall decorations, lights, or other fixtures, if possible. Spread a drop cloth on the floor below the patch and the surrounding area.
  2. Using a four-inch drywall knife, scrape loose texture from the drywall.
  3. Take a sponge, dip it in water, and squeeze it to remove excess water.
  4. Hold the damp sponge against the texture right next to the patch area. Hold the sponge for about 30 to 90 seconds until the surface becomes soft. Do the same process around the patch area.
  5. Once the patch area’s texture has become entirely saturated, scrape it from the wall with a four-inch drywall knife.
  6. Clean the area with a damp sponge.
  7. Optional (for sand texture only): Place a sufficient amount of stipple compound, drywall compound, or premixed grout in a large container. Add sand to the mixture and stir. To check the texture match, dip a dry sponge in the mix and dab it on a scrap piece of drywall, sturdy cardboard, or wax paper. Check to see if your texture pattern matches the texture currently on the walls. Add more sand or stipple compound, drywall compound, or premixed grout, stir the mixture, and check for texture match. Repeat the process if necessary until you arrive at the correct texture match.
  8. Recommended: apply primer on the wall. This will create a smooth base for the texture compound to adhere. Allow the primer to dry completely for up to 24 hours.
  9. Scoop one to two cups of the stipple compound, drywall compound, or premixed grout in the center of a used ice cream lid or old plastic plate. Follow the same process with the sand texture (Step 7).
  10. Dip the dry sponge into the texture compound. Start practicing the texture on a scrap piece of drywall, sturdy cardboard, or wax paper and check to see if the texture pattern matches the current texture on the wall. If the compound is too thick, make it thin by adding water.
  11. Dip the sponge into the texture compound, place it on the wall, and position it directly above the outside edge of the patch area.
  12. Press the sponge to the wall and pull back quickly to release the sponge. Do the same process again until the area you’re patching is complete.
  13. Allow the texture compound to dry for 24 hours.
  14. Once the texture compound has dried, paint the area. And you’re done!

Texture-patch on interior walls is a simple yet effective way to add dimension, depth, and character to any living space. And the best part is that anyone can do it, even beginners. Except for the required long drying hours, it doesn’t take much time for you to complete it.