There are a few different types of texture you can use for a plaster wall in your home. Learn about texturing plaster walls with help from a foreman and contractor in this free video clip.
I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. I'm going to show you how to properly texture a plaster wall. Now there's several different types of texture for the plaster wall and I'm just going to show you one of those. For this you're going to need a couple different tools. I'm using a ten inch mud knife, a five inch mud knife and a two inch mud knife. Also, I'm going to be using this which holds the mud so you don't have to keep reaching down and grabbing more mud on your knife, that way you can just hold it right here in your hand a lot easier. Alright you have the wall cleaned, make sure that there's not a semi gloss paint on there, otherwise the mud won't stick properly. We're going to take our five inch knife and get some premixed mud. You can get this at any home improvement store. Alright, get a fair amount on there. Now take your 10 inch knife and begin just plastering the entire wall with it. With your two inch knife you're going to just put a little bit of mud on there and go through and just do some swoops on it. You usually do this on a wall that is really really old that you would have to replace otherwise because this is very hard to get off. So you want to make sure that you do it to a wall that's really old. This wall actually is about 60 years old. So otherwise, we would have to tear all the plaster and lathe off and put up drywall. This is saving a lot of money doing it this way. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and that is one way you can texture plastered wall.