Rosebud Drywall Texture
Rosebud Stomp drywall texture is common on ceilings throughout the Midwest United States. The name rosebud no doubt refers to the semblance it creates of an opened rose flower with petals rolling out in a circular pattern from the center.
Rosebud drywall texture is popular mostly because of the ease of application, as well as its ability to cover many imperfections in the drywall surface. This type of texture is created by applying a very thin layer of drywall mud to the entire surface to be textured and then stomping patterns using a rosebud style soft bristle brush. Rosebud drywall texture is applied primarily to ceilings where smooth wall finish is indicated for the walls. Rosebud drywall texture is rarely if ever used on walls.
How to apply Rosebud Drywall Texture
The key to applying rosebud texture, as with most drywall texture styles, is using drywall mud of the proper consistency. Any type of drywall mud may be used however, All Purpose drywall compound or Topping compound are best suited for drywall texture mud. Lightweight drywall mud may be used however this type of drywall compound is less desirable when considering drywall texture mud.
Drywall mud used for rosebud drywall texture needs to be thinned considerably. If the texture mud is too thick, the resulting stomp texture will have very sharp unsightly edges. Thinner mud tends to smooth out the texture and makes for more even coverage.
Tradesmen use varying techniques to determine how much water to add when mixing texture mud. One technique requires the use of a heavy duty electric drill attached to a drywall mud mixing paddle. Water is added to the drywall mud while spinning the mud in a five gallon bucket. The spinning paddle will create a vortex in the bucket of mud that extends to the top of the drywall paddle, nearly the entire way down the bucket. Water needs to be added gradually so as to prevent water from sloshing out while mixing.
Application of rosebud drywall texture is fairly easy. The most common way to apply texture is using a paint roller with a three quarter inch nap roller cover. It is critical to ensure that the mud is applied evenly across the entire surface. It is good to work in eight foot sections at a time to make sure that the texture mud does not dry out before it can be stomped, however you must be careful to maintain a wet edge as moving across the ceiling. To stomp the rosebud pattern in this type of texture a round brush with three to four inch long soft bristles is used. The rosebud brush can be attached to an extension pole to assist in stomping.
Take a look of some of these pictures of Rosebud Drywall texture below.