15 Types of Drywall Finishes and Textures

Oyster

When it comes to drywall texture types, there are numerous of them out there that you can find. Using a drywall to create rooms and partitions of the house is quite common these days. However, drywall is completely boring because they are white and blank.

To make the drywall less boring, you need to bring texture to the drywall. Down below, there are several drywall texture types that you can try at home. The textures are all easy to make and very beautiful. Here is the list for you.

Crows Foot

Crows Foot

This drywall texture is quite popular because it is easy to make and looks artistic. The look of the texture resembles, well, crow’s feet. It is like the print of a crow’s feet stomping on a puddle of mud.

To create this texture, you do not need any particular stencil. All you need to do is just using a medium-sized stipple brush and press it on the wall after the wall is covered in thick paint. The process of making this texture can be a little bit messy so you better cover the floor with newspaper or something to prevent the paint splattering on the floor.

Fish Scale

Fish Scale

Fish scale is a popular drywall texture, too. It looks beautiful, just like the actual scales of a fish. The semicircle patterns make the wall looks simply stunning as well.

To make the texture, a thick layer of paint has to be spread evenly on the wall. Then, a stipple brush and a texturing knife are used to create the scale. It is not an easy job to create the texture. This is why if you want to get this particular texture on the drywall, it is better to use the help of a professional, so the result will be stunning.

Orange Peel

Orange Peel

This drywall texture is named orange peel because it looks exactly like one. It has rough texture and a little bit bubbly look from afar.

This particular drywall texture can be made with ease, using only several tools. To make the texture, an extremely thick layer of paint has to be applied on the wall.

The thick layer of paint is going to be necessary in creating the bubbly and rough texture. After the thick layer of paint is covering the wall, spray the wall with a spraying gun set on high pressure. An even spray will create the rough texture resembling the orange peel perfectly.

Eggshell

Eggshell

Eggshell texture on the drywall resembles the orange peel. However, the thing that makes it different between orange peel texture and eggshell texture is the tool to create the texture. In orange peel texture, the bubbles and rough texture are created by spraying high pressured spraying gun.

In eggshell texture, to form the slightly finer bubbles, stipple brush is literally stomped over a thick layer of paint on the wall. As the result, the bubbles are smaller and intense compared to those on orange peel texture.

Oyster

Oyster

Oyster drywall texture is perfect for those who have a house with elegant look. This drywall texture gives amazing look to the wall as well as elegancy.

The texture is made by spreading a texturing knife vertically to form an oyster-like shape. To make sure that the texture is going to be easily created, the layer of paint must be really thick and heavy. This texture is not suitable for DIY project.

That is why the texture is better created by the professionals. Attempting this texture is not going to be easy for anyone with little to no skill.

Smooth

Smooth

For those who do not like to have the wall completed by noticeable texture, they can choose to have smooth texture on the wall.

The smooth texture means the wall is essentially blank with no noticeable texture on it. When you touch the wall, the main feel that exists there is a smooth, velvety texture.

To create this texture, the layer of paint is spread evenly on the wall using a regular brush to create smooth, undisturbed texture. This is probably one of the easiest drywall texture types someone can make, even on their own.

Swirl

Swirl

Swirl texture is one of the most favorite drywall texture types that people love the most. The swirl looks really playful and artistic.

Making the texture is not very hard as well because it will only take a large brush and a thick layer of paint on the wall. The brush should be pressed firmly on the wall and then gets turned clockwise to create the swirling effect.

Even though the process seems to be easy, it is not going to be quick, though, because creating a single swirl and then repeating it over and over take a long time.

Popcorn

Popcorn

As the name suggests, popcorn drywall texture is the texture on the wall that contains puffy stuff and bubbles, hence resembling popcorns.

This texture is one of the best textures to be applied to the wall because it makes the wall looks really rustic and traditional. That is why a lot of home owners with rustic-themed house tend to choose this particular texture for the wall.

To create the texture, the paint needs to be mixed with several materials, including small peebles and Styrofoam in order to create the puffy effect.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe texture is well-known as one of the most common drywall texture types applied on both ceiling and wall.

The texture seems like a road map with emboss effects here and there. Creating the texture is not too hard. Sometimes, people use brush to stomp the paint layer and create the emboss effect.

However, some people find it easier to create the texture by applying a stencil or a roller. The stencil to create Santa Fe effect is widely available and thus making it easier for anyone to make the texture.

Stucco

Stucco

Stucco texture is really interesting. It looks like someone press a piece of leaf on a thick layer of paint, making the texture of the leaf gets left behind on the paint.

The stucco texture is easily made by applying a roller of thick paint on the wall. Then, a texturing knife is applied randomly to create the texture. This stucco texture is best to be used in artistic house, with a lot of random texture in every corner.

The texture is not quite easy to make. That is why it is always considered as one of the drywall texture types that have to be done by professional.

Treebark

Treebark

Treebark drywall texture is a rough-looking vertically textured wall with an awesome look on it. As the name suggest, the texture resembles the texture you will find on treebark.

It is quite fine and beautiful to have on the wall. Creating the texture needs special stencil. However, most people often try to create the texture by applying texturing knife randomly from the upper part of the wall down to the bottom.

This kind of drywall texture is great to have when you have a contemporary-looking house.

Sheetrock

Sheetrock

A sheetrock texture is one of the most well-known drywall texture types available out there. It is basically the treebark texture but horizontally.

If the treebark texture is made by creating the texture from the upper part of the wall to the lower part (the bottom), the sheetrock is made by creating the texture from the left part of the wall to the right. The result is as stunning as the treebark.

It is just a matter of preference, whether you like the vertical or the horizontal stripes. If you love horizontal, go choosing this texture. Instead, choose treebark instead if you love vertical stripes.

Rosebud

Rosebud

Rosebud texture is beautiful, cute, and pretty much fit for any room. The rosebud pattern can be made by applying a large brush on a thick paint of layer.

However, it can also be made by applying a special rosebud stencil on the wall. The rosebud pattern should not be neat and tend to be quite randomly. As the result, the final look of the wall is going to be so artistic eventually.

Wave

Wave

The texture of wave on the wall is often considered to be one of the best drywall texture types ever. The wavy lines are created by covering the wall with a really thick layer of paint.

It has to be really thick to make sure that the waves are going to be deep and embossing. The waves are created using texturing knife.

The knife is pushed to the layer of paint and then dragged from left to right, creating wavy lines. This texture is easy to make and perfect for those who want to try making something unique on the wall.

Patch and Match

Patch and Match

When it comes to drywall texture types, of course you cannot left patch and match behind. This kind of texture is very popular these days.

It is well known as the most random and freehand texture to make. This is the reason why people love making the texture. It does not have any rules to bond them from being creative.

Usually, the rough texture is created by applying wet sponge on a thick layer of paint. The sponge is pressed and twisted a little bit to create the rough texture.

There are numerous other textures that you can apply on drywall. To make sure the final result of the texture is going to please you, make sure you begin the project by choosing one of those drywall texture types explained above as your favorite. Make it clear to the workers that you want the particular texture on the wall and ceiling.

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