For creating the stipple effect onto your ceiling, a “square brush” which contains “flexible rubber prongs” over the surface of the face side of the tool; is used to lightly; “bounce” off, the textured surface. 5: Stand directly beneath the area to be textured, start along the ceiling/wall edge then lightly bounce the stipple brush onto the ceiling to create the desired effect. Usually, when attempting the stipple effect the best place to start is furthest away from the room door entrance. When you get the right texture, you are ready to start spraying your ceiling. To effectively navigate all of the nooks and crannies of the texture, follow the techniques outlined here for how to clean a popcorn ceiling. How do you get rid of the unsightly texture and leave your ceilings looking smooth, crisp and clean? After everything was mudded I was called down again to help with ceiling texture.
If you decide to climb a stepladder, climb up and down with your machine in tow carefully. For any of the following, you’ll first decide whether you want to work with two feet on the ground using an extendable tool to clean the ceiling or climb a stepladder to clean small segments up-close. Climb your step ladder and gently roller the ceiling. 3) Duct tape: Attach duct tape to a paint roller, or use a sticky lint roller. Replace duct tape or renew lint paper when dust no longer adheres. Choose whichever method for dust removal suits you best. One downside to these ceilings, however, is that their pocks and bumps easily catch dust—and that dust emphasizes the texture’s edges like a shadow. An “eggshell” or “satin” finish emphasizes the depth of the texture. Mix up a bucket of texture powder, (thick first to get out the lumps). If you prefer not to mix your own, you can find a premixed bucket of about 60lbs of “mud” at most home stores for about $10. A lot of new build establishments favour a stipple, broken leather or swirl pattern, usually a stipple pattern can be done quickly, and as texture coating dries out reasonably white doesn’t need painting afterwards, thus saving both time and money for the contractor.
The depth on the “finished texture” pattern depends on how thick the consistency of the texture powder is mixed, plus also, how thick you apply the mixed texture material onto the surface to be textured. Just like the other texture, this texture is also a messy project, so you will need to cover the room with plastic and wear old clothes. 1: Using the large paint roller, attached to the pole/handle, dip the roller head completely into the bucket of mixed texture, to completely cover the roller head. Adding more paint, texture, or touching the drying paint too much will pull the drying paint off and make your ceiling look uneven. When adding cold water to mix down the texture coating to the required consistency, just add a little at a time, as it is not advisable to add powder at this later stage. After letting the thickly mixed texture rest for a few minutes in the bucket, add small amounts of cold water into the texture mix to thin it out.
If the stain isn’t lifting, add more bleach and lightly mist the area again. Lightly mist the area to prevent additional water damage. Mist the rest of the ceiling area with the appropriate cleaner—either the liquid dish soap solution or the bleach solution—that has been determined as posing no damage to your ceiling. • Grease stains: In a kitchen, you’re likely to spot some discoloration due to the amount of cooking grease that gets airborne during meal prep. To remedy, mix a mild solution of warm water and liquid dish soap in a large spray bottle, something you can handle easily on your stepladder. STEP 5: Repaint or remove popcorn ceiling if you’re not happy with how it looks when cleaned. If you’re using a stepladder, remember to work only within a limited range, climbing down and moving your ladder regularly. It does require extra labor however to knock down the texture manually with a trowel after the texture is sprayed.