Decorative plaster - one of the most popular finishing materials today. There are a great many ways to apply it, but not everyone can apply them when working with their own hands. Therefore, many people prefer to buy ready-made texture rollers.
Textured roller is used to impart any pattern to the walls.
Such a thing is not cheap, not everyone agrees to give a lot of money for a roller, which will not be used constantly. Craftsmen have come up with several interesting ways to make a roller for decorative plaster at home.
How to make rollers for decorative plaster
It will take:
Textured roller can be made by hand from rubber.
- old roller;
- foam rubber, rubber, foil, foam;
- all-purpose adhesive;
- double sided tape.
Old textured rolls that were made of wood have survived. If you have the skill of woodcarving, then nothing will prevent you from repeating this idea, but everyone else will have to look for simpler methods, for example, to make a roller for decorative plaster from ordinary rope. In this case, the old roller is taken as a basis, the rope is twisted crosswise over the foam nozzle, in the form of strips or in any order. The thicker the rope, the clearer the impression will be.
You can make rollers for decorative plaster from rubber or foam. You must purchase a finished rubber roller or rubber sheet with a thickness of at least 5 mm. With the help of a color carbon paper they transfer a drawing to a material, neatly cut it out with a sharp stationery knife or a scalpel.
If you want to have a chaotic pattern on the walls, then use a plastic bag as a basis for the textured roller.
If you work on a sheet of rubber, then you need to ensure that the pattern at the junction is one. In this case, it is better to make not a smooth connection, but a wavy one. The finished rubber billet is glued to the roller with universal glue. Similarly, a roller for decorative plaster is made of foam, the only difference is that they first cut the cylinder, then draw a picture and emboss it.
If you want decorative plaster to have a chaotic pattern, you can use the following method. Take a regular plastic bag, remember well it, wind it on the roller in such a way as to make as many folds as possible, fix it with tape. In order to get a more textured pattern, you can use buckwheat, peas, rice or foam chips. The chosen material is glued over either the entire surface of the roller, or small fragments are made according to a certain pattern. It can be waves, twigs, flowers, etc. In this case, it is very important to use high-quality glue, otherwise small parts may come off when applying decorative plaster on the wall.Back to table of contents
How to make a textured roller of foil and silicone sealant
It will take:
Figure 1. It is necessary to apply a drawing on the foil and then attach it to the roller.
- foil with a density of at least 50 microns;
- acrylic putty;
- crochet hook with rounded end;
- all-purpose adhesive;
- thin rubber;
- silicone sealant;
- gun for sealant.
You can make rollers for decorative plaster on the principle of chasing. To do this, you will need to purchase a very dense foil (at least 50 microns). Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find it on sale, but there is a way out. Dense foil seals many products, for example, sour cream. For the manufacture of small fragments of the pattern is enough. They put a picture on pieces of foil, then push it with any suitable tool with a rounded head as in Figure 1. A crochet hook is perfect for this purpose.
It is important that the distance between the elements is not less than 5 mm, otherwise the pattern will quickly become clogged when applying decorative plaster.
After the embossing is done, it is necessary to fix the pattern with acrylic putty, it is applied to the part and immediately applied to the roller to give the part a rounded shape, then removed and left to dry. After the putty has dried, the bulk part is glued to the roller.
You can make rollers for decorative plaster from thin rubber and silicone sealant. First of all, you need to get a suitable rubber, high-quality sealant and a special gun. Rubber laid out on a flat surface, put a marker on the selected image. After that, take a silicone sealant and very carefully put it on the drawing. In this case, it is better to take a simpler pattern, for example, waves, stripes, simple flowers, leaves or circles.
If you have in stock any textured objects (large buttons with embossed patterns, lids with embossed, artificial leaves, plaster elements), then you can do otherwise. The sealant is applied to the surface with a layer of 3-5 mm, make an imprint of the selected object, pre-lubricated with vegetable oil, leave until the material is completely dry, and then the part is removed. Rubber pad with a silicone pattern is glued to the finished roller. Using the tips outlined above, you can significantly save money by making a textured roller with your own hands.