Houses come in all shapes and sizes, and likewise sheetrock texture comes in many forms. Due to the margin for error when constructing buildings with wood and sheetrock, slight imperfections would exist in the surfaces of the drywall. Builders quickly found a cost-effective solution to hiding these imperfections: sheetrock texture.
When remodeling older homes, it is sometimes common to mask the old texture by skimming over and re-texturizing the surface. This results in a brand new surface sheetrock texture and a fresher, more modern look.
Whenever you have drywall repairs that have been done, you will also need to apply texture to match the existing finish and hide the repair. Wallpaper removal will also often require new texture before the walls can be painted. Here are the most common sheetrock wall textures:
The Orange Peel
This is by far the most common modern texture seen in Central Texas, and has been around for decades. The orange peel texture is named that simply because the result looks like the surface of an orange. This sheetrock texture can be applied from a light to a heavy application depending on preference.
Another popular sheetrock texture in the South, but more often in the Southwest. This texture is sprayed on, then the top surface “knocked down” with the edge of a taping knife after it has set for a certain period of time. Because the final finish is determined by the amount of texture sprayed on, the time waited, and the technique of the person who did the work, this is a very difficult texture to match or repair.
The Smooth Wall
A smooth sheetrock texture has become popular in recent years and is considered a modern look. Though it doesn’t require any texture to be sprayed on, it generally requires more labor to install and sand multiple smooth coats until the perfections are masked. If you don’t have straight walls, this is probably not the drywall texture you want to go for.
Let Us Help With Your Sheetrock Texture
SurePro Painting offers a range of drywall and sheetrock services and can help add some texture to your next project, whether a single wall or the whole house. We also offer drywall repair services, popcorn ceiling removal, interior painting, as well as a wide variety of other services.