What are the different types of drywall texture?

What are the different types of drywall texture?

7 Types of Wall Texture and the Techniques Behind Them

  • Comb. The comb texture is produced using techniques that create lines of various widths and shapes in drywall compound.
  • Popcorn. Photo: istockphoto.com.
  • Orange Peel.
  • Knockdown.
  • Sand Swirl.
  • Slap Brush.
  • Slap Brush Knockdown.

What is the texture on drywall called?

Popcorn Ceiling Texture Probably the best-known drywall texture, “popcorn ceiling” gets its name from its slightly extruded, rounded knob-like texture. Its uneven distribution makes it particularly popular when there’s a need to cover up ceiling repairs. Plus, it has the benefit of slight sound dampening.

What is Santa Fe texture?

A true Santa Fe texture is very low profile drywall texture. It can be described to appear as two smooth layers of drywall, the top layer allowing the lower layer to show through in random areas.

Can I use drywall mud to texture a wall?

An easy way to texture walls is by simulating a stucco finish with joint taping compound (also known as drywall mud) which can be purchased at any home improvement store. Dab a sponge into the compound, then press the sponge against the wall repeatedly to create an overall texture.

Can you sand textured walls?

Gently sand the surface of the wall with sandpaper. If warm water removed most of the texture, a light sanding will likely smooth the wall surface. For plaster walls, it can take heavy continual sanding to remove the textured paint. Level the walls with drywall compound if the texture is too deep for complete removal.

What do you use to make the texture of drywall?

Stomp Brush Typically used on ceilings, the stomp brush texture is created by pressing a large, long-bristled brush dipped in drywall mud onto the surface, then pushing the mud around to form thin ridges. This process is repeated until the entire ceiling is covered in this pattern.

What kind of brush do you use to make swirls on drywall?

A sand swirl finish is a combination of two other drywall texture types, namely the sand spray and comb techniques. The swirls are created by using a medium or thick bristled brush (think of a wallpaper brush, shown here, or the bristles on the back side of an ice scraper).

How does a spray gun change the texture of drywall?

The texture mud and the compressed mud meet at the spray gun and are sprayed on the wall to create a texture. The drywall texture can be controlled or altered by changing the size and shape of the spray gun that is used.

What kind of texture do you put on a ceiling?

Spray Sand Ceiling Texture The spray sand ceiling texture is exactly what it sounds like! Sand is mixed with primer, water, or very thin mud, and then sprayed onto the ceiling through a hopper gun (shown here). When done properly it gives a textured surface that doesn’t crack and separate like an orange peel texture.