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Add Personality To Your Home With Textured Ceilings

by Kuhrich on Thursday, May 1, 2014
Textured ceilings have gained rising popularity in the housing industry. Home improvement specialists, home designers and property builders have used the techniques of textured painting to create masterpieces. The choice of various types of textured ceilings often reflects personal or professional preferences.

Custom home settings are personalized, and allow decorators to add their own personal spin. Therefore, owners and builders are free to add one or more textural designs to their project. Professional settings are more formal, and textured ceilings may or may not be appropriate in for certain settings. Nevertheless, textured ceilings bring an otherwise dull ceiling to life.

Types of Textured Ceilings

Popcorn Ceiling

Choosing the right design enhances the lightening in a room and shows off your creativity. A Popcorn ceiling offers a soft “bumpy” appearance to a plain looking ceiling. The popcorn ceiling is also referred to as an “Acoustic” ceiling and has been used by builders and architectural designers since the 1970’s. Even today the popcorn ceiling maintains its popularity and low maintenance cost.

Knockdown Ceiling Texture

A knockdown ceiling gives life and vitality to flat unattractive ceilings. If there are many small imperfections lurking up above, the texture will definitely put them to rest. The name “Knockdown” actually derives from the final steps of completing the process. After the textured design is applied to the surface, a wide blade knife is used to flatten the peaks.

There are only three components used to create the knockdown effect; joint compound, knockdown knives and acoustical gun and sprayer. Designer’s use a variety of painter’s and carpenters’s tools to add swirls, curls, lines, and sponge spores to their dull lifeless pain looking ceilings.

Benefits of a Textured Ceiling

The benefit of a textured ceiling is to provide an alternative to a plain lifeless flat ceiling. Texture allows a homeowner to experiment with different types of textures and designs. A textured ceiling allows you to create a designer ceiling, without paying a designer’s price.

Painting is not always the best choice, when other options are available. Choosing to design or redesign a ceiling can be completed on an either a low or high end budget. People, who want an expensive looking ceiling without paying designer costs, can inject their own personality into their textured ceiling project.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com