What are the different types of drywall texture?

Thumbtack Editors

There are plenty of interesting drywall textures beyond the smooth eggshell look. Some common ones include:

  • Popcorn ceiling, which features rounded knobs that are great for sound dampening and covering up repair work. 
  • Orange peel texture features a slightly wrinkled surface like an orange peel.
  • Comb texture creates a series of stacked, curved grooves. 
  • Stomp brush texture is formed by driving a loaded mud brush against the wall and pulling it away. 
  • Skip trowel technique is also popular and leaves a unique, uneven surface that resembles stucco.

Talk to drywall texturing professionals to figure out which type is right for you.

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