6 Drywall Textures that Add Character to Your Home

Want to add some character to the walls within your home? To add interest, variety, or style? Maybe a “popcorn” ceiling? Or some texture? Orange peel or knockdown or sand swirl? There’s a variety of options to consider, but we’ve given you an overview of some of the most common drywall textures below:

Popcorn – A “popcorn” or “cottage cheese” ceiling is a little heavier and a little more unique than what is traditionally used on ceilings. It helps with sound dampening, but has become increasingly less popular in recent years. This is because it can be difficult to paint and is often accused of collecting dust. You can see a picture here.

Comb – “Comb” textures are great for creating lines and strips of different widths to product dimensional texture effects on surfaces. It almost has an oriental feel to it. You can see a picture here.

Orange Peel – One of the most common drywall texture methods is the basic Perlite. It is often called the “orange peel” because of it’s strong resemblance to the skin of the fruit and can vary from a series of small blobs of splatter to an overall fine spray. You can see a picture here.

Knockdown – The “knockdown” is one of the more subtle drywall texturing techniques. It closely resembles a stucco finish. It can hide a walls imperfections, while adding warmth, character, and a subtle depth to a space. You can see a picture here.

Sand Swirl – The “sand swirl” pattern can also be used on both walls and ceilings. It’s quite popular and another common way to add interest within a home. You can see a picture here.

Slapbrush – The “slapbrush” drywall texture method is one of the messiest to produce, but is well worth the effort. The method is also known as “stomp brush” texture, “crows feet” texture, “tiger skin” texture, or “panda paws” texture. It’s very popular and especially forgiving on walls with imperfections. You can see a picture here.

Have questions about other texture techniques? Our team would love to help. Connect with us to review the dozens and dozens and dozens of drywall texture methods available. Our team has decades of experience in this regard and would be happy to help.