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Orange Peel Drywall Texturing

Orange Peel Drywall

Orange Peel Drywall Texturing

You can identify an orange peel drywall texturing finish by its compact, rough appearance. As opposed to the knock down drywall texture, the orange peel drywall texture is never knocked down or smoothed out to create flat surface areas. Instead, it is left as it is applied to the drywall.

Applying the drywall compound to create the look and feel of the orange peel drywall texture should be done with a spray gun that can exert high amounts of pressure. The technique used to apply the compound will leave the surface looking much like an orange peel.

While a high pressure drywall texture gun is sometimes available for rent from your local hardware store, it may be wise to use a drywall contractor for applying this type of finish. If you do not go with a contractor, you will want to practice on several extra panels before applying this to your desired surface.

Repairing Orange Peel Drywall Texturing

Going forward, you will want to remember that no matter which drywall texture you choose, it will need to be recreated each time a drywall repair is made. If you’re looking to remove an orange peel drywall texture, keep in mind the thickness or density of the compound in your current finish. The orange peel drywall texture is the most easy to remove as it can usually be smoothed out with a new mud and then you can apply a new or different finish.

If you attempt to remove orange peel drywall texture and don’t have any luck, you may need to install new drywall. Repairing drywall can depend on a number of factors, and it is wise to consult a professional contractor before you begin.

To get the job done right the first time, schedule a drywall repair service with your local Mr. Handyman (1-877-MRHANDYMAN) today.

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