Your Best Guide to Drywall Texture Techniques and Types

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Seems like you found our page, well if you did it means you are looking out to know a little more about drywall texturing and drywall texturing techniques, we can help you with that.

There is no doubt that the internet is a world of information and knowledge but we are the best guide for you to drywall texture techniques as well as their types.

We are not only easy to read but are also pretty simple, you will find out pretty soon.

Let’s have a little talk about drywall texturing in El Dorado County CA.

Well, for starters you must be familiar with its types; we normally divide it into two categories based on their methods of application:

  1. Hand Drywall textures
  2. Spray Dry Wall textures

Hand Dry Wall Textures:

As indicated by the name, these are the ones that are applied manually using the basic hand tools.

It’s actually a work of craftsmanship, every tradesman uses the same techniques however presents different and unique textures.

When we talk about hand drywall textures they are so diverse that we cannot simply list them all, however, we will try to list as many of its types as it is possible.

There are a number of techniques to apply drywall texture for instance; some people prefer to apply this texture using a knife, pan, hawk, or a trowel.

Others might go for paint rollers or high-powdered paint sprays to spread the drywall texture throughout the wall.

These textures vary from person to person as they solely depend on skills, techniques, and experience. It’s unlikely for two people to produce the same texture

Skip Trowel Drywall Texture:

This type of drywall texture is composed of small round circles of mud on the surface of the wall.

Skip Trowel Drywall Texture Techniques:

This type of drywall texture is applied with a special arching knife that’s eighteen inches wide. The drywall mud is mixed with quite a little bit of water to create it thin.

The angle of the knife then relative to the drywall surface together along with the terribly thin drywall mud causes it to produce the tiny spherical circles of drywall texture

San Fe Drywall Texture:

This type of drywall texture is considered to be a low profile texture described as two intermingled layers with one overlapping the other. The top one seems to cover almost all the area giving a little space to the bottom one.

San Fe Drywall Texture Techniques:

The texture technique for this one is to use a curved drywall knife that is at least 18 inches wide with a long 16 to 18-inch handle.

This is applied for anywhere between 60% to 90% coverage in order to give it a complete look.

Also Read: How to choose the layout for your gallery wall

Spray Drywall Textures:

These are the kinds of textures that are applied through or by using a spray machine.

These machines feed dry mud into the surfaces through long hoes using specialized nozzles that further create textures on the walls.

Because these textures and the style of texture are determined by the spray they are termed as spray texture, not Hand textures.

Here are some of the types of spray drywall textures:

Splatter Knock-down Dry Wall Texture:

This is the type of texture that is most popular among the Southern United States and is recognized as; a texture splattered on the wall through a spray, allowed to set slightly and then knocked down using another tool like a knife.

Splatter Knock-down Drywall texture techniques:

In order to apply this, you will need two pieces of equipment, a supply of texture material, and compressed air.

The drywall texture technique is to pour the texture material into the spray gun and then pump it.

As that material leaves the nozzle, it divides into separate and small globs of mud that splatters in random patterns on the drywall.

Let it set lightly. Then texture can be knocked down with a knife to give final results.

Popcorn Dry Wall Texture:

Though it is a type of Spray Drywall Texture it is not very liked in the market.

They are known to have the appearance of popped corn as the name indicates and are more common on the walls of the ceiling.

Popcorn Dry Wall Texture Techniques:

In order to install this type of texture, you are required a special texture spray.

Their drywall mud mixtures also include Styrofoam and other material in order to bring about the puffy texture on the walls.

A large Nozzle is used in this case to spray the popcorn texture and the texture then covers the entire surface with the thick layer. This is useful to cover maximum imperfections on the drywall.

Final Thoughts:

After reading this article, I am sure you are more aware of the drywall texture techniques and types. You can easily pick the one you prefer in order to conceal your imperfect walls. If you need professional help, it is recommended to look for them on a free local business directory, like HighFive Listings, Yelp, Home Advisor, etc.

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