How to Apply Popcorn-Textured Ceiling Paint
Learn how to apply popcorn-textured ceiling paint with a hopper gun in this home improvement project.
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Add some texture overhead with these step-by-step instructions.
Materials and Tools:
hopper gun and compressor (available for rental at home-center stores)
paint suit and glasses
1. Fill any dents or imperfections in the ceiling with spackle, and then apply a coat of primer with a roller. Allow the primer to dry at least four hours.
3. Wearing a paint suit, including a head sock and safety glasses, pour some texture mix into a large bucket and mix according to directions. Use a paint-mixer attachment to achieve a nice blend. The mixture is ready when it's the consistency of thick porridge.
5. Lightly spray the mixture onto the ceiling, and keep moving to avoid oversaturating any area. Use multiple light coats and allow the texture time to dry between coats. If you spray the texture on too thickly, it will drip off the ceiling.
Paint techniques and molding are used to give the illusion of a tiered or vaulted ceiling.