How to Create Stunning Interior Wall Surfaces

Do you want to renovate your home’s interior or are you looking for effective solutions to protect your walls from further damage? Give your interiors an uplift and elevate the aesthetic appeal of your home by opting for GIB stopping. 

Let’s go through the step-by-step process on how you can achieve beautiful interior wall surfaces:

Gather the Necessary Materials

First of all, you need to prepare all the materials required for your wall. You would need:

  • GIB stopping compound
  • Putty knife or trowel
  • Clean water and a sponge
  • Joint tape
  • Sandpaper or sanding block
  • Dust mask and safety goggles

Prepare the Wall Surface

Start by preparing the surface of the walls. Thoroughly clean the surface using a cloth to remove dust, dirt, or loose particles. You can also use soapy water or a microfiber cloth to clean the walls. This will ensure the compound adheres properly. 

Use Taping Joints

Apply taping joints to the seams between the plasterboard panels using a thin layer of GIB-stopping compound. This compound reinforces the surface, increasing its durability and resistance to wear and tear. Smoothen the surface so that there are no air bubbles or wrinkles. You can also opt for professional GIB stopping NZ to experience a hassle-free process.

Apply the first coat

Now it’s time to apply the first coat on the walls. Use a putty knife or trowel and apply a thin layer of the compound over the taped joints. Remember to spread it evenly along the walls as well as the edge. This helps in blending the compound with the surrounding surface. After you are done with this step, let it coat dry completely.

Sand the Surface

After the wall is dry, gently sand the surface of your wall with a sandpaper or sanding block. This process helps in further smoothing the surface so that there are no imperfections created during the first coat.

Apply the second coat

Apply the GIB-stopping compound once again and extend it beyond the edges of the first coat. Smoothen out the edges. Let the wall dry and sand it once more. 

Final Finishing 

For a perfect final finish, apply a final coat of the compound to your wall. Focus on achieving a flawless surface. Sand the surface once more to achieve an even finish. Once you have completed this step, you can choose to create a patterned or textured wall. Take the compound and use a paint roller over the wall to get the desired finish. Once your wall is dry, repeat the process once more to achieve the 3-dimensional structure of your walls.

Clean and Prime Your Walls

Lastly, wipe off any dust or residue from sanding with a damp sponge. Once the surface is clean and dry, you can now prime and paint the walls. 

Choose the Right Wall Design 

Now that your walls are dry, you can think of the type of colour or design you want for your interior walls. With the right treatment and a little extra effort, your walls can go from zero to a hundred in a matter of hours. So, let’s dive into the different options you can choose for your home:

  • Use Bright Colours

Selecting the right colour can change the entire look of your home. Experiment with different colour combinations to find the ideal fit. You can paint a single wall in a bright colour to make a statement. Alternatively, you can go for a metallic colour or tone-on-tone colouring technique with different saturation levels of the same colour. This can add layers to your walls, elevating your home. You can also choose to add different patterns or designs to the wall to accentuate its look.

  • Add Texture

Another great way to design your interior is by choosing to add textures to your walls. This approach is ideal when you want to add depth to your interior decor. Use 3D wall surfaces to create the movement of moving or go with natural stone cladding. A patterned roller painting process can help you achieve the desired look. If you are looking for a plush look, choose tufted upholstered panels in fabric or leather. You can choose textured tiles that are resistant to wear and tear and also easy to maintain. 

  • Geometric Detailing

You can paint your walls with a bright or neutral colour and on top of that, implement geometric detailing. For instance,  you can use glass or mirrors to execute this approach and create the design in the shape of sun rays. This makes your wall the focal point of the room that draws the eyes inward. Moreover, mirrors add a significant amount of depth to your room. It increases the brightness and visually doubles your room. 

  • Apply Wallpaper

Adding wallpapers to your room is a great way to elevate the beauty of your interior walls. One of the biggest advantages of wallpapers is that you can easily remove them and put up another alternative whenever you want. Create a statement wall by choosing from bold colours, patterns and even botanical prints. You can select a wallpaper that goes with the aesthetics of your room or your house. 

  • Introduce Wood

Try wooden wall panelling for your interior walls. The wood adds depth and warmth to your decor. You can also go for a 3D medium dentistry fibreboard or MDF wall panel to replicate the natural look of the wood in your home. 

  • Create a Functional Wall

Paint your walls with a solid color of your choice. After this, you can create open cabinets on the wall. This approach not only highlights your wall but also creates storage space. You can use the cabinet to display photographs, books, or showpieces. Complement the colour of the cabinet with your wall or you can also keep it white to give your wall attention. 

Thus, you can breathe fresh life into the interior of your home by opting for the GIB-stopping approach. By following the essential steps in this blog, you can also achieve stunning walls that increase the value of your home and create a lasting impression for anyone who visits you.

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