First you need to prepare the ceiling itself. In our case, the task was set to slightly align the ceiling in the corridor of the standard “Khrushchev”.
For this, the usual “Knauf start” was used, which was applied with a simple spatula over the entire surface of the ceiling. It is not required to try to bring out a perfectly flat plane, since further work involves applying a textured pattern that completely covers the uneven transitions of the spatula.
After waiting for the layer to dry completely, you need to properly prime the ceiling and make a batch of “Knauf finish” from which we will create a “chess” texture.
Important: do small batches, as the finish quickly sets.
Next, we proceed to work directly with the comb. To do this, we collect a small amount of the mixture on it and apply it to the ceiling: first, pull 20 centimeters, then turn the comb 90 degrees and repeat the movement. As a result, we should have lines drawn at an angle of 90 degrees..
After you have reached the edge of the ceiling, we repeat the procedure by analogy with the first line, but in a checkerboard pattern. You should get squares measuring approximately 20×20 cm.
Do not worry if the lines are not too even or small pieces of the mixture hang down, after the finished ceiling has completely dried, they can be easily removed with a spatula or using an ordinary household broom.
In just half an hour, the original ceiling turned out. After it is completely dry, remove the extra pieces of putty, prime and start painting..
In our case, the budget paint “Snowball” in white was chosen, to which a beige color scheme was added. It is better to apply paint using a special velor or woolen roller, immersing it in a bath of paint – this way it will be possible to paint over the texture completely.
The result is an interesting drawing, minimum costs and very little time spent. You can experiment by choosing a comb with thinner or thicker teeth, or draw lines not in a checkerboard pattern, but, for example, alternating lines along the entire length of the ceiling or drawing along the perimeter.