Give Walls Texture with Drywall Mud
How to create a unique, colorful and textured finish.
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Decorative painter Regina Davidson demonstrates tone-on-tone textured mud.
all-purpose joint compound (5-gallon bucket will be enough for most rooms)
latex paints (earth-tone colors work well; use at least three similar colors from a
bowl for mixing paints
tray/pan for joint compound
large spackling knife or putty knife
flat mixing surface
- Mix joint compound (available from hardware stores or home centers) with one color of latex paint in the mixing pan.
- The first color of paint that is used will be the least dominant.
- Don't get joint compound with a 20-minute drying time. That will be too fast for you to work with it with all three colors.
- Remember, there are no rules for this! Do what looks good to you.
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