Wall & Ceiling Drywall Textures in Mission Canyon, CA; Orange Peel, Knockdown & More
Drywall can be boring. When textures are added, it hides blemishes and adds character. There are different kinds of textures that can be done; some can be done using hand techniques while others can get done more quickly with a spray gun and compressor. Things to consider when deciding on the style of texturing include the condition your drywall is in, if you want it to match what is there already or looking for something different. The biggest factor will most likely be how much you’re willing to take on along with the amount of experience you have.
Popular Drywall Textures
1. Popcorn Ceiling Texture. “Popcorn” or “cottage cheese” texturing was popular from the 1960s-80s. It’s a versatile option that is great at hiding imperfections and the thick application helps with sound dampening. It is starting to have a dated look and many homeowners are removing it instead of applying it. It’s a harder drywall texture to paint and clean because it collects dust easily.
2. Orange Peel Texture. This texture style is common and basic. The look of it is much like that of an orange peel. It is also good at covering imperfections without a lot of fancy hand techniques that can take time to apply. More water is added to the drywall mud that looks a lot like a milkshake.
3. Knockdown Drywall Texture. This texture is also known as “California knockdown” and is an easier one to try on your own. It can add dimension to drywall because it looks a lot like stucco with dimples that have been flattened out. It looks like orange peel to start, but just before it can completely dry, a finishing knife is used across the mud to smooth over it. The finished look is more contemporary but there is a little more work involved with this method due to the cleaning as you go.
4. Skip Trowel Drywall Texture. This look can be confused with the knockdown technique. The big difference is with the initial application. This method of texturing is applied by hand with a curved 18-inch knife. The mud is skipped over with the angle of the knife and produces a multi-layered texture. When this style is done correctly it will leave all round circles over one another on a surface that is smooth.
5. Slap Brush Wall & Ceiling Texture. This style of texturing uses brushes to add patterns. The bristles of the brush are pressed against the mud after it has been applied. The brush used will produce different results. Some different names include “crow’s feet”, “rosebud” or “stomp brush”.
6. Drywall Texture Comb. The “comb” texture needs experience to apply. It’s a rainbow shape with lines of different widths produced with a drywall comb made specifically for this application. Two people are needed, one to apply and another to create the design.
7. Sand Swirl Texture. This texturing style also takes more time and skill to apply it the right way. Again, two people are needed to apply the mud and to create the arched pattern. Brushes are used to create a loser pattern than the comb pattern.