Wall Textures: Advantages, Tips and Inspiring Photos

Graphite, burnt cement, rough and scratched. These are just some of the many wall texture options available today. And surely you must have seen or heard of each of them.

Not for less. Textures are practical and efficient finishing solutions, but that’s not just why they stand out.

Want to know more about it? So stay here in this post with us. We’ll tell you all the advantages of this finish, the types of wall texture you can use and how to apply them there in your home. Will lose? 

Advantages of wall texture

To decorate

One of the main advantages of wall texture is the decorative effect they provide to environments. The different patterns and texture formats combined with the numerous color choices make textures a great resource for changing the aesthetics of spaces and customizing them to your liking.

Control humidity

Wall textures are also a great way to control humidity. This is because the mass used in the creation of textures is denser and thicker than the plaster and thus ends up controlling the expansion of moisture through the walls.

Disguise imperfections

The texture still has the advantage of masking wall imperfections such as stains, small unevenness, and cracks.

For different environments

The texture can be used in countless ways both indoors and out. That’s right! Textures can be applied quietly outdoors and exposed to sun and rain.

Textures can also be used alternately, ie on just one wall or all walls of the room, depending on the effect you want to cause.

Do it yourself

The ability to apply the texture yourself is another big advantage. Anyone can apply wall texture even without technical knowledge. With a simple video lesson (like the ones you’ll see later in this post) you can roll up your sleeves and start making your texture.

Wall Texture Types

Grafiato

Graffiti is one of the most popular wall textures in existence. The groove effect on the surface gives the spaces a very interesting rustic feel, especially when combined with color and environment-friendly lighting. For the application of graffiti, it is necessary to use a player. Once applied, the graffiti can still be the paint color of your choice.

Chapisco

Chapisco is a very popular wall texture technique in Brazil, especially in walls, facades, and outdoor areas. This type of texture (which may have larger or smaller grains) gives a rustic look to environments and is perfect for covering imperfections and controlling humidity. The vast majority of bricklayers know how to perform this type of texture.

Burnt cement

Burnt cement is fashionable and can easily be seen in inspirations of decorative designs. Traditionally, burnt cement is obtained by applying cement powder on an already cemented and smooth surface. However, with the tendency to use this texture, the burnt cement eventually gained ready-made versions in different mass effect brands, facilitating the application. 

Spatulate

The splattered texture creates a beautiful motion effect on the wall. Very easy to make, the spatula needs only a good flapper. Try this pattern on just one wall and see the visual difference it offers.

Brush texture

The brush is also another very practical tool for texture application. Just apply the putty to the wall and with the help of a wide brush start creating scratched effects that can be either vertically, horizontally or circularly.

Texture with sponge

With a sponge, it is also possible to make wall textures. The idea here is to use a different paint color than the one on the wall to create contrast. Dip the sponge in the paint and rub lightly on the wall. The effect is very different and creative and you don’t even have to use pasta.

Care and maintenance

Cleaning and maintaining the wall texture is very simple. Indoors, use a soft, dry sponge to remove dust. For outdoor environments where dust and soot accumulation is greatest, it is recommended to wash the wall with a nozzle hose using a soft bristle broom to help.

When cleaning it is always important to check that the texture is not coming loose or breaking.

In addition to cleaning it is also important to paint the texture periodically so that it remains beautiful. Choose the paint color of your choice and apply it to the clean texture.

Check out these 10 environments decorated with wall texture to inspire your project:

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