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What Drywall Finish is Best for Your Home?

»Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in Drywall | 0 comments

There are a lot of things you have to think about whenever you schedule a new drywall installation. One of these things is the drywall finish. There are a couple of options to choose from when it comes to drywall finishes. Drywall textures applied by professional drywall contractors can improve the interior design of your home while hiding flaws on the walls and ceilings of your house.  

So, before you proceed with your drywall installation project, here are a couple of drywall finish you should think about: 


Usually, the swirl drywall finish is used on ceilings. However, you can also utilize it on your walls. This texture is made from an arrangement of stacked partial circles. It is a difficult style that needs the skills of an expert drywall contractor. 

Skip Trowel 

A drywall contractor produces a skip trowel texture by applying a thin layer of drywall mud. After that, the professional will drag a trowel using an arching motion. A couple of the mud will be raised. Some of it will stay flat. If you want this finish, you’ve got to keep in mind that heavy pieces of furniture can chip a skip trowel finish. That’s why it is ideal to avoid placing huge furniture near the walls.  


To produce this type of finish for your drywall, the drywall contractor will allow the huge globules of drywall dry after spraying. Then, he will run a drywall knife along with the droplets.  

This type of drywall finish is quite subtle. Also, it almost has the same appearance as stucco. A lot of homeowners choose this type of drywall finish if they want to hide flaws on your ceilings and walls. 

Orange Peel 

The orange peel finish is the most popular drywall texture. The name comes from the appearance of the texture that looks like the surface of an orange peel. It’s extremely simple to achieve this type of drywall finish. All you have to do is prepare the required tools, a specialized nozzle, and an air compressor. Then, you will have to spray the drywall. After that, you wait for the drywall to dry. Finally, the contractor will prime and paint the ceiling or wall. 

Slap Brush 

A brush method to apply drywall is also known as a slap brush. Also, it is known to be an extremely messy technique. The finish is well-known among homeowners since it covers flaws properly. Slap brush is also called the “stomp brush”, “crow’s feet”, “panda paws”, and “tiger’s skin”. 

If you cannot choose what drywall finish to apply to the ceilings and walls of your house, you can always ask a professional drywall contractor for help. These professionals have already applied a lot of finishes. Thus, they will have all the knowledge required to choose the right finish for your home. In addition to that, they also have the tools and skills needed to apply the finish properly without affecting the other areas of your home. You might have a hard time achieving a perfect finish if you do it yourself. 

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