Sunday, March 4, 2012

Matchie Matchie

Our house was built in the 50's and the technique they used to texturize the wall isn't something that's done today. Lisa and David told me right away that it wouldn't be easy to replicate it, and they had a lot of replicating to do.

I looked it up a bit and learned that there are different ways to give the stucco texture.

Stucco artists (yes artists) can use anything they get their hands on to create texture patterns in the stucco i.e. sponges, rags, brushes, combs etc. Once they pick out the tool, they pick out a pattern i.e. cross hatch, circles,  up and down, horizontal, waves etc.

So, if you don't have that exact tool and you don't have that exact motion (the motion is like your signature - unique) chances are slim on getting a 100% match.

In our front room the entire area where the built in was and area where the door frame used to be and the new arch. They've sent me the pictures of their work and said "We were able to get the texture to match pretty darn close on the walls and in the archway".

To the right of the new archway

To the left of the new archway

Knowing what I know about what goes into texturing the wall, pretty darn close is pretty much something. Another thing to look forward to when we get there!

Aloha a Hui Hou!

1 comment:

  1. I never gave it much thought - how a wall gets texturized. Pretty interesting.



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