Creating an original interior in a residential or office space, experts pay special attention to decorating the wall covering. In the work of the master use a large number of various tools and techniques. Among the variety of techniques, textured roller stands out, the use of which occupies one of the leading positions.
What is a textured roller?
A decorative or textured roller is used in the work with the purpose of applying to the walls or ceilings of various patterns and textured reliefs. The decorative result is achieved by imprinting embossed patterns on interchangeable nozzles of the main painting tool. The ease of use of such a tool allows you to originally design any room, even without special skills. One of the positive features of the use of textured rollers is the fact that the purchase of such a tool will not have to spend too much money. And the most profitable decision will be to make a decorative roller with your own hands. Moreover, in the creative process, you can create your own original exclusive design that will favorably emphasize the stylistic solution in interior design.
Types of textured rollers
Initially, all rollers were designed to work with paint. That is why these painting tools were made using fur or foam rubber. With the development of various technologies, manufacturers have expanded the range of these tools – rollers began to appear from rubber (hard and soft), from foam, as well as from other artificial materials.
To date, the most popular are the rollers made of foam rubber, foam plastic, leather, and rubber. Some craftsmen manually cut imitation of brickwork and decorative stone on a wooden roller base, complex ornate patterns.
Those who decide to make a textured roller by themselves should know that for getting prints and beautiful drawings, the painting tool must have projections or indentations corresponding to the given pattern. So, for example, in order for the plaster to have a depressed pattern, it is required to make corresponding protrusions on the roller, and vice versa, if you plan to see the patterns as protruding, then recesses should be cut out on the tool.
An easy way to make a roller with your own hands (pattern “under the brick”)
To work on decorative plaster, you can make a roller yourself, with which you can simulate brick laying later on.
- roller with rubber base (wide enough);
- a sharp knife with a short strong edge;
- felt-tip pen;
- Ruler and meter tape.
- Measure tape diameter with a meter tape. Divide the resulting length into 3 equal parts.
- On the rubber surface along the roller, first, draw with a felt-tip pen lines that divide the base into 3 equal parts.
- Using a sharp knife, make the grooves in the form of tubules.
- Then on each of the resulting strips in a checkerboard pattern, make transverse slots.
As a result, you should get rectangles, with an impression of which will give the impression of brickwork.
Variants of patterns
To create an unusual surface texture, you can make a decorative roller in the following ways:
- On the surface of the tool glue pieces of foam rubber (sponge for washing dishes) in a chaotic manner. An unexpected and intricate effect you provided!
- Wrap a rope or a string on the working movable part of the roller (you can also use rubber bands.) Arrange the winding in random order: with overlap, at different angles.
- Wrap a vegetable net or burlap on a roller. Using a glue gun, fasten the material on both sides. The use of such a textured roller will provide a low-key, but quite effective drawing.
An algorithm using a homemade textured roller
Before creating relief patterns and patterns, you should prepare the work surface: completely align and eliminate all sorts of irregularities, depressions, and convexes – otherwise, the pattern will turn out to be inaccurate and uneven.
The working process is carried out in strict sequence, the execution of which guarantees high-quality decor:
- Apply a layer of plaster (working mixture) to an even primed pre-wall.
- Wait 10-15 minutes for the mortar to grab a little, otherwise, during operation, too thin plaster will stick into the grooves of the roller, and prints on the wall will not remain. It is also not worth delaying for too long, otherwise, the hardened mixture will not give an opportunity to make even a shallow pattern.
- Begin to make prints from the ceiling itself. Slightly pushing the handle, roll the roller a flat track down.
- Start the next strip also from the ceiling itself, trying not to overlap the previous one.
- Each subsequent track is performed with a uniform pressing.
- After complete drying of the plaster with the applied pattern, paint the surface with the selected shade (the indented grooves can be drawn separately).
Slow and smooth movements in work, as well as accuracy, will provide you with a quality result.
Tip! When applying paint using a textured roller, you can get not only a beautiful color but also textured paint.
Material selection rules
To achieve exactly the effect that you need, you must first of all correctly make an textured roller. These recommendations will help you navigate and make the right choice:
- A drawing resembling a natural wood can be obtained using a rubber-based tool wrapped in a top with a rope or rope.
- To imitate the marble surface suitable roller, wrapped with a coarse cloth or leather.
- The textile texture will help create pasted on the rotating base of burlap.
- You can simulate brickwork with the help of rectangles cut in a checkerboard pattern.
Whatever pattern you choose for the decor of the room, you should first try this homemade tool to work in a small area. The most important thing is not to be afraid to experiment and make non-standard new decisions, because the creative process will become more successful because of this, and you can achieve originality and uniqueness in the design of the room.