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5 Drywall Texture Options For Your Construction Project


Drywall is an incredibly versatile material that works well for various projects. It is most commonly used for walls and ceilings but works excellent for countertops, shelving, and furniture. 

Drywall can be painted, textured, and finished in various ways to suit any homeowner’s or builder’s needs. Depending on your taste, you can go from simple but timeless patterns to exquisite and complex patterns to suit any theme.

Here are five drywall texture options for your project that you can use to spice up your remodelling project.

1. Orange Peel 

Adding texture to your walls is excellent for adding visual interest to your home. One of the most popular drywall textures is the orange peel texture, which gives walls a slightly bumpy, orange peel-like look. This texture is created by splattering joint compounds onto the wall with a unique texturing tool.

2. Comb Drywall Texture

The comb texture is created by running the toothed trowel over the surface, creating a series of grooves in the wall or ceiling. The pattern of the grooves is usually laid out in half fans, which gives it a planned, intentional look while still being relatively simple to replicate should you need to repair them.

The comb texture is a great way to add a subtle textured look to your walls or ceiling without going overboard. It’s also a great way to hide any imperfections on the surface since the grooves will help to hide them. 

3. Skip Trowel 

The skip trowel texture is a drywall finishing method that adds a decorative touch to a wall or ceiling. The process begins by applying a layer of drywall mud over the entire surface. After applying the mud, the installer goes back over the mud with a clean trowel at an angle. This second pass pulls up the mud and creates a raised layer of small, rounded sections. The texture’s depth will depend on how much mud was used in the first coat.

4. Spray Sand Ceiling Texture

Spray sand ceiling textures are an excellent choice for those looking to add subtle texture to a ceiling. This type of texture is created by mixing sand with a primer, water, or very thin mud and then spraying it on the ceiling using a hopper gun. This method produces a textured surface that is much more durable than an orange peel texture and is less likely to crack or separate.

5. Sand Swirl 

A sand swirl finish is a drywall texture technique combining two other textures that produce a swirling pattern. It uses a brush with medium to thick bristles (similar to a wallpaper brush or the back of an ice scraper). These swirls can go in neat rows of half fans or more intricate patterns such as Cs or spirals. The brush can either be applied directly to a pre-applied mud layer or dipped into a bucket of mud and painted onto the wall.

The sand swirl drywall texture is achieved by mixing sand or other small particles into the mud used to apply to the wall. This creates a bumpy texture unique to this type of drywall texture. Selecting suitable mud for the job is essential to achieve the desired effect.


Drywall is an incredibly versatile material used in various applications, from residential homes to commercial buildings. The flexibility of drywall makes it excellent for a wide range of textures. You can achieve any texture you want for your project if you work with a reputable and skilled plastering service.

We Plaster & Recruit provides the best plastering service in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and Queensland areas. We follow strict protocols and guidelines to make our work stand out. Contact us today to request a quote. 

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