Frequent question: How do you spray orange peel texture?

How big of a compressor Do I need to spray texture?

You’ll need between 20 and 30 lb. s of pressure for most textures. A pancake or hot-dog size compressor will be too small for anything except a patch or you be stopping every few sq ft to let it catch up. I use a twin tank Rol-air, but it’s mighty heavy to drag out on a daily basis.

How do you prepare drywall for orange peel texture?

You put a thinned mixture of drywall joint compound (e.g., 30 pounds of a compound to 5 pints of water) mixed to a consistency like runny batter into the hopper, then run the gun half-open through a small nozzle at about 25-30 psi. This setting usually gives you splatter the right size for an orange-peel texture.

Can you use joint compound for orange peel texture?

Traditionally, orange peel texture is applied to the wall by spraying watered-down joint compound through an airless spray painter. This method takes equipment plus experience to perfect the look. By using the roller method, you can apply the finish without the need for spraying.

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