When it comes to painting the walls of our property, we always want it to look up to date. Textured paint can be a good option for transforming the drywall of your home or commercial space. It can upgrade the whole look by adding depth, character, and a unique visual appeal. Whether you’re looking to conceal imperfections, create a rustic ambience, or simply infuse your interior with creativity, understanding the diverse world of textured paint options is the key.

So, to make your texture paint selection journey easier, we have made a list of popular finishes that are liked by many.

  • Sand Swirl: The paint for achieving this surface contains fine sand particles or sand-like additives that create a granular finish when applied to the wall. It’s commonly applied using a roller or brush. Also, every row of swirls covers the bottom of the last row. So, always start at the top of the wall, and while doing a ceiling, start on one end. If you use a fat brush for doing swirls, you won’t need a sprayer; it won’t leave roller lines as well.
  • Popcorn: Popcorn texture is mixed with water to expand small polystyrene chips. It creates a highly textured, bumpy surface resembling popcorn, and that’s why it is named after it. You can consider it to hide finished drywall defects. It can be used for both ceilings and walls and applied using a hopper gun or roller. Styrofoam and other materials are added to the drywall mud mixture to have a puffy appearance. It made popcorn texture really hard to remove, so if you plan to apply and remove it later, think twice.
  • Slap Brush: It creates a raised, patterned consistency on the wall when the brush is “slapped” against it. This is achieved using a stippling brush with stiff bristles. You can stamp the mudded surface with a slap brush, starting from one side of the area to the other. It dries pure white and looks great. Stamp only once into fresh mud to get the best result, but you can overlap the pattern as desired. Also, while doing an old ceiling, mask off the walls.
  • Orange Peel: This appearance resembles the surface of an orange peel. It is a great choice to enhance the durability of your walls. The extra layer of plaster can protect them from cracks and dents. Orange peel is a “splatter” type texture that you can create using a spray gun. It involves spraying plaster in a pattern over the walls, and the grain size can be adjusted by changing the nozzle or roller type. You need walls sanded, cleaned, and primed to get the texture to stick in a way that’s smooth and free of dirt beneath.
  • Hawk and Trowel: This texture is a hand-applied drywall finish characterised by its random, swooped patterns. It’s specially created using a flat hawk with a handle underneath and a curved trowel. It is named after the tools hawk and trowel used for the texture. The Hawk is a flat table-like plate with a handle beneath. Plaster is placed on the centre of the flat plate in a mound, and a rectangular-shaped trowel is used to apply the plaster to the readied wall. Because of these tools, the Hawk and Trowel texture tends to have more straight-line designs. Also, this interior wall texture has several layers of texture rolling over one another.
  • Knockdown: A common characteristic of this surface is creating a mottled or stippled appearance on the wall. It is applied using a trowel or spray gun to get the actual finish. This flattened finish and its texture helps to hide minor surface imperfections. Prep the surface before you apply the drywall. To get a professional knockdown texture drywall finish, use a stiff-bristled, crows-foot stomp brush and dab or stomp the brush into the mud. When applying knockdown drywall, keep the sprayer at a consistent speed and the right spray pressure. Use a flexible blade, then knock down the compound gently and quickly.
  • Metallic Texture: The paint for this appearance contains metallic pigments that create a shimmering effect on the wall. To add a touch of glamour, this is a perfect choice.
  • Skip Trowel: This particular type is quite unique as it forms an irregular, hand-trowelled appearance on the wall. It is done by spreading a thin layer of paint and then lightly trowelling it to create random patterns.
  • Splatter Knockdown: It’s a technique that combines two popular methods: splatter and knockdown. Sometimes, it can be mistaken for the orange peel texture. In the first step, a texture is splattered using a sprayer; then, a curved drywall knife is used to knock down the peaks of the splatter. You need the compound mixture set for a while. Don’t knock down it too soon; the texture will smear and appear runny. Also, if the compound sets for too long on the wall, small dried-out pieces will create unsightly lines on the surface. This texture is often used in hotel rooms as an alternative to wallpaper.

Though every texture has uniqueness, it solely depends on the overall style and ambience you want to achieve in your space. No matter what finish or paint you choose, always select the best painting services in Sydney to get the best outcome. Priority One Coatings can be the top choice here as they have been serving numerous painting projects in Sydney for over 32 years. Their professional painters in Sydney use high-quality products and advanced techniques to deliver the best texture paint finishes.

So, to give your residence or workplace a complete make-over by the best Sydney painting services, contact us today.

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