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How to Paint Knock Down Textured Walls

How to Paint Knock Down Textured Walls. Knock down textured walls are quickly becoming a popular means to decorate the walls of a room. Once a person finishes the knock down texturing, he or she will need to paint these walls. When painting these types of textured walls, there are few differences in the tools and techniques from the traditional texturing on the walls of the past. Read on to learn how to paint knock down textured walls.

Things You'll Need:

  • Extra fuzzy paint roller
  • Paint
  • Touch up paint brush

Purchase paint rollers that are thicker than normal rollers. Sometimes it will state on the roller if it is for use on knock down textured walls. If you can't find a roller with a label, buy the fuzziest roller available.

Buy enough paint that will coat the room twice. Because knock down texture absorbs so much of the paint, you will need to apply two coats of paint.

Apply painters tape to the edges of the painting area to create proper lines of delineation. You will need to tape off the ceiling and the baseboard if you are painting the walls. If you are painting the ceiling, you need to tape off the wall at the edge of the ceiling. This ensures that the room has a clear line of delineation between the ceiling and walls.

Sand down any rough area on the knock down textured wall. While you want to maintain the textured look on the walls, the texture can have some rough areas that you need to sand down so the paint will apply evenly.

Use the roller to apply paint to the walls. Pour some paint into a painting tray, dip the roller in the paint and roll off the excess on the tray. Then roll the paint onto the textured walls.

Let the paint dry and then apply a second of coat of paint with a roller. Be sure to notice and apply extra paint to any specific areas that have insufficient paint coverage.

Touch up any area that roller may have missed. Even after a second coat, there may be place on the wall where the paint coverage is lacking. To remedy this use a touch up brush to cover those individual areas. You may need to look at the wall from different angles to notice any spotty areas.

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