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Matching drywall texture patterns is critical to providing character to a space; it also allows disparate room elements to cohere and achieve a unified aesthetic.
Have you ever seen a bare wall before? Chances are you have. Chances are that those bare walls you’ve seen are in your house. Now, you’re wondering, do you have bare walls? You’ve just gotten off your seat to check. And you do, indeed, have bare walls.
You’re probably slouched on a couch now or melting in a seat (global warming is coming, folks) and thinking that your bare wall is—well, bare. It just lacks a bit of character, a bit of pizzazz; it has no oomph factor. Well, if you’re looking to change up some things here and there, we have ideas.
Although, two important questions hang in the air—
Do you have enough money to flip those bare walls and give them some flash? Do you have the expertise necessary, or at the least, the know-how, to do it?
Well, we’ve got you covered. You don’t need to get your breeches in a twist because the Patch Boys down in St. Louis, Missouri, have got just the solution for you!
The Problem with DIY Solutions
When it concerns improvements to the house and such, there are simple things that the average homeowner can do: replace lightbulbs, fix doorknobs and hinges, remove broken tiles, etc., etc. Simple things. But there are some things that are beyond just Googling them and seeing if you can intuit through them. There are just things around the home that your average homeowner is not aware of and tends to ignore daily. Just because you own a thing does not mean you know everything about it. If that were the case, no one would be going to the doctor’s for a check-up, so don’t be too fussed about these things. Only be mindful that when there are situations that are beyond your abilities, you call up the experts.
And when it comes to everything about drywall and sheetrock, the Patch Boys are some of the best.
The Bare Wall Question: What’s On the Surface?
Now, what do we do with your bare walls? What do we do with that patch of dull flatness? Well, aside from a whole renovation and a “domestic” make-over, there are a few ways you can add excitement (comparatively speaking) to a bare and dull patch of wall. And that’s with textures and patterns. When we’re talking about that, they don’t mean grabbing reams of wallpaper and plastering them all over.
However, that is also an idea.
What wall texture and pattern mean in this regard is the physical surface of the wall, the tactile feel you get when you run your fingers over a length of drywall—literally what’s on the surface.
Texture and pattern provide a handy way of conveying character and greatly add to the general disposition of the space it inhabits. They are also cheap alternatives to more intrusive remodeling work that, outside of cost issues, takes up a long time and a lot of effort. This has nothing to do with textured paint, and while the former can replicate the visual appeal of a drywall texture and pattern, it cannot mimic its physicality.
Here are three key things that texture and pattern on the surface can do:
- Obscure unalterable blemishes. Drywall is very simple work; it only involves covering the interior of walls and ceilings with sections of flat panels. How to go about fastening these panels depends, but usually, a contractor nails them down, using tape to hide the gap between panels and portray seamlessness, sanding down obvious imperfections, and the like. Excellent contractors can do this and give you a flat, connected finish, but for those whose results have more “kinks,” using drywall textures and patterns is a great way of hiding them. This also applies to more recent fixes, especially when it comes to fixing holes and such.
- Add physicality and depth. Drywall textures and patterns are built atop the surface. The unevenness allows for dimension and depth that wallpapers and a coat of paint can’t provide. This physicality of drywall textures and patterns is most prominent with popcorn or orange peel drywall.
- Establish a definite style. Drywall on its own is quite dull, just a flat painted surface (and sometimes not even painted). But with the addition of textures and patterns, a space can achieve a higher degree of characterization. Through a healthy dose of creativity, there is a wide variety of results to be made with drywall textures and patterns.
Who’re you gonna call? The Patch Boys. They’ll be matching drywall texture patterns inside your house in no time with no problems!