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Various Forms of Drywall Finishes

»Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Drywall Services | 0 comments

Homeowners might not know how they can personalize their ceilings and walls with drywall finishing. You should think about the different forms of drywall finishes that a contractor provides if you are hiring a professional for drywall application or drywall repair services.  

Drywall textures serve a lot of purposes. This includes covering defects in the surface of your ceilings or walls and adding personality to the interior design of your house.  

Skip Trowel Finish 

There is a range of skip trowel finishes. In fact, each drywall professional will have one or more methods in doing this type of drywall finish. In general, a thin layer or coat of drywall mud is applied to the ceiling or wall and then a trowel is dragged in an arching movement throughout the finish. Typically, this will result in the mud rolling off in a single edge. This provides a raised look where the mud rolls off.  

This form of texture doesn’t stand up well where there might items rubbing or hitting the wall or furniture against a wall. 

Mud Swirl 

A swirl drywall finish looks like a group of small circles in a pattern that’s typically found only on ceilings. You will also often find them on walls. There are a couple of professionals that might define the finish as a churning, whirl, or spinning lookOftentimes, the small circles are stacked in rows. In a couple of parts in the United States, this finish has been utilized for a lot of years. It also needs a professional to apply this form of texture.  

Typically, a swirl finish is done by applying a thin layer of drywall mud and then dragging a stiff brush through the fresh mud in a circular motion. Keeping a continuous geometrically even pattern needs a high skill level.  

Knockdown Finish 

It’s quite simple to see where the term “knockdown” texture comes from. Essentially, a professional will spray drywall mud on the drywall. However, the droplets are greatly bigger compared to the droplets of an orange peel texture. After the globules or droplets have dried a bit, a professional will utilize a drywall knife to run across the droplets. This will partially knockdown the droplets. This will create a knockdown texture.  

Various drywall contractors might refer to a knockdown texture by other names. Some of them also utilize various methods to achieve this look. 

Orange Peel 

This is probably one of the most popular types of drywall texture in residential remodeling and construction. One of the reasons why drywall professionals prefer this type of finish is because it is easy to achieve. Basically, they’ll only have to spray the drywall mud and let it dry. They will not have to do anything, unlike other finishes that need extra labor. After the drywall mud has dried, the professional drywall contractor will then apply paint. 

It is called an orange peel finish since the droplets look a bit like an orange peel. You will usually find this finish in most houses.  

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