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BabsHoney 08-11-2012 11:50 AM

Comments on textured walls...
 
Made a new thread because I didn't want to hijack anyone else's but...

The whole time I was growing up I always equated textured walls (not necessarily ceilings) with a more expensive home. Growing up and seeing our house and friend's houses I thought texturing was a sign of luxury. For example, if your house is the type to have granite countertops, well your walls are probably textured. Laminate countertops? Probably not.
Even in planning on renovating our own house it's so small and in a plain Jane neighborhood that I never would have thought of texturing.

But now, here, in these forums I see/hear all these people saying that texturing is just for covering up imperfections!? Well that turns my world for a loop. In my brain I would think a less expensive/less experienced drywaller would like texturing while a more expensive/more experienced drywaller wouldn't feel the need for it. As in, an unskilled diy'er wouldn't texture but paying a good professional would. Hrm.

Maybe I'm thinking to hard about it but this one got my gears turning. Thoughts? Comments?

Am I just bonkers? :D

creeper 08-11-2012 12:39 PM

Maybe its a regional thing.
When I was a kid some of my friends had expensive homes and the thing I remember was wainscotting. Maybe I just don't recall, but even today I don't see a lot of textured walls. On either high end or more affordable houses.

In the 70's the trend, particularly in basement rec rooms was faux wood paneling

BabsHoney 08-11-2012 12:46 PM

I guess it must be regional because around here wainscoting is pretty rare. As far as I know it is anyway.

chrisBC 08-11-2012 08:03 PM

Not many textured walls around here, mainly in common areas of older apartment buildings.

joecaption 08-11-2012 08:06 PM

Textured anything is by far harder to paint, near impossible to clean, and a royal paint to try to do even a simple repair on and not have it show.

I get to work on many homes, some well over 100 years old, some worth millions and I can not remember the last time a saw a textured wall.

havalife 08-12-2012 02:12 AM

Orange peel, Knockdown, Santa Fe, Mediterranean, Hand troweled plaster, It all takes a skill and price.
I think you are looking at levels of quality, craftsman, skill, price as if they are the same post.
Try to find a laminate countertop in a hand troweled finished house.

BabsHoney 08-12-2012 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by havalife
Orange peel, Knockdown, Santa Fe, Mediterranean, Hand troweled plaster, It all takes a skill and price.
I think you are looking at levels of quality, craftsman, skill, price as if they are the same post.
Try to find a laminate countertop in a hand troweled finished house.

Maybe this is my problem. I'm just not understanding the differences in texture, vs hand troweling, vs etc.

Sir MixAlot 08-12-2012 06:54 PM

Yes it's a regional thing.:yes:
Most all of the homes in my area are textured. I like texture and it's one of my specialties. :thumbup:

sixeightten 08-12-2012 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Sir MixAlot (Post 986968)
Yes it's a regional thing.:yes:
Most all of the homes in my area are textured. I like texture and it's one of my specialties. :thumbup:

Here in Ohio, ceilings are generally not textured in high end homes. Walls are only textured in closets and garages in lower priced homes. Texture hides imperfections in walls and ceilings.

Sir MixAlot 08-12-2012 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by sixeightten (Post 986983)
Here in Ohio, ceilings are generally not textured in high end homes. Walls are only textured in closets and garages in lower priced homes. Texture hides imperfections in walls and ceilings.

Ohio has spoken.:laughing:
Maybe, just maybe things are done differently around the country.
Just because that's how it's done in your area, doesn't make it the golden rule.:no:

sixeightten 08-12-2012 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sir MixAlot (Post 987079)
Ohio has spoken.:laughing:
Maybe, just maybe things are done differently around the country.
Just because that's how it's done in your area, doesn't make it the golden rule.:no:

Paul:

I didn't say it was the rule. I have been to Florida and noticed all the texture. May have something to do with the Spanish influence. I was just giving the OP the info for this region.

chrisn 08-13-2012 05:40 AM

Nothing but an eye sore and dirt catcher IMO:laughing:

Sir MixAlot 08-13-2012 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 987260)
Nothing but an eye sore and dirt catcher IMO:laughing:

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stoner529 08-14-2012 11:32 AM

Here is a way to put your mind at ease.

Texture to cover up flaws. Yes this is true.
A great finisher needs no texture because his walls are perfectly flat with no imperfections. Yes this is true.

If you forget the above statements exist, it comes down to this..

If you like the look of a textured wall, put the textured wall in your home. There is no rule on how expensive the home is to have textured walls. IMO, they are not hard to clean if you have a nice semi-gloss paint on the walls. Yes most have satin which isnt the easiest, but in all honesty. A good homeowner should repaint the walls every few years anyway to make it look new. Most dont. IM A BAD HOMEOWNER!

I have knockdown walls and ceilings that i did my self in my 1960s home, that yes was probably loaded with asbestos and lead paint, even as a drywall texture company owner, I didnt even think to get it tested at the time. MY BAD no lectures necessary. IM gonna die one day anyway so if its in pain due to asbestosis, then so bit.

Either way, consider texture a LOOK and STYLE, and not a means of hiding anything. If you dont know its real purpose you would have no clue why its there other than you either like it or you dont. Because I used thinner type mud when i did my living room, My ceiling looks kind of like a coral reef because the type of popcorn/paint, whatever the feck it was, i decided to just scrape the balls off to make the process faster and not take a week to get that crap off because it was stuck to the mud joints in previous rooms. so the thin mud basically didnt cover the bumps as much as i hoped and i should have made the mud more thick, but it is basically a style that probably a few people have. Im happy with it as well.

Thats it. Not a rant. Not saying you have to like or dislike texture because everyone is different.

People say screw that you are covering flaws and want slick walls, others say cover the flaws, and the rest just want their home to be different and love what ever it is they do. One texture i do not approve of.....POPCORN CEILINGS! unless i got paid to remove it at $2 a sq/ft. and yes Sir Mix Alot, i was actually starting to bid that way towards the beggining of 2011. If i didnt get the job, i didnt care. because that was what it was worth for me to spend 2 days in a house and do it right, rather than rush it to turn a profit fast and pay the help. If i didnt work, they didnt work. Just how it was. anyways.

stuart45 08-14-2012 01:17 PM

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Textured walls and ceiling used to be really popular here in the 70's and 80's, but have gone out of fashion now. Known as Artex the ultimate was the comb which was the most difficult to do, but looked really good if done properly with it radiating to the centre.
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