There are many different styles of texture that you can apply to drywall to add depth to an otherwise boring wall. In this article we will discuss several of the most common drywall textures that are applied using All Purpose Joint Compound.
We will cover these styles of texture in this article:
Drywall Texture Styles Using Joint Compound
Orange Peel Drywall Texture
Orange Peel Drywall Texture is a very subtle texture created by using All Purpose joint compound that has been thinned with water and spraying it through a hopper. It creates an Orange Peel type look and hence the name. It is very functional at hiding small blemishes in the wall and is very easy to blend if a repair is necessary.It is the most common drywall texture used in modern construction.
Knock Down Drywall Texture
Knock Down Drywall Texture is a more bold drywall texture than orange peel drywall texture. It is typically used on ceilings, but very commonly used on walls as well. It is applied using a similar process as Orange Peel but is ‘knocked-down’ during the drying process using a knockdown knife. It is very easy to blend if repairs are necessary.
Skip Trowel Drywall Texture
Skip Trowel Drywall Texture can take on many different forms. It is applied using All Purpose Drywall Compound on a drywall trowel and then skipped across the wall as the name suggest. It can be directional where all of the trowel marks are in one direction. Or it can be random where the trowel marks are in different directions.
Crows Foot Drywall Texture
Crows Foot Drywall texture is a Texture used very Commonly in older homes as a ceiling texture. It is applied using All Purpose Joint Compound and a Crows foot brush. The brush is dipped in drywall mud and dabbed on the ceiling.This can be done in uniform patterns or in randomness. It can be very difficult to blend in case of repairs.
Swirl Drywall Texture
Swirl Drywall Texture is a texture used on walls and ceiling that adds a very sophisticated look. Swirl texture is applied using All Purpose Joint Compound and creating Swirls using a wallpaper brush. It can be nearly impossible to blend in case of repairs.
Oyster Shell Drywall Texture
Oyster Shell Drywall Texture is very similar to swirl drywall texture except when making the circles, the brush is waved to create a shell like effect. It is nearly impossible to blend in a repair situation.
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