Ceiling texture types – If you want a much cheaper method to create a more appealing looking ceiling in your room, then texture a ceiling is the best option for you. There are many ceiling texture types that you can try for your room. Despite it is much cheaper than the other techniques, but it requires a certain skill and several tools.
- Ceiling Texture Types
- Sheetrock Ceiling Texture
- Stipple Brush Ceiling Texture
- Hawk and Trowel Ceiling Texture
- Smooth Ceiling Texture
- Tree Bark Ceiling Texture
- Slap Brush Ceiling Texture
- Popcorn Ceiling Texture
- Skim Coat Ceiling Texture
- Fish Scale Ceiling Texture
- Skip Trowel Ceiling Texture
- Lace Ceiling Texture
- Spray Sand Ceiling Texture
- Knockdown Ceiling Texture
- Light Popcorn Ceiling Texture
- Santa Fe Ceiling Texture
- Stomp Ceiling Texture
- Orange Peel Ceiling Texture
- Swirl Ceiling Texture
- Rosebud Ceiling Texture
- Crows Foot Ceiling Texture
Ceiling Texture Types
Here we will give you some ceiling texture that might be good for your house such as living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, etc.
Sheetrock Ceiling Texture
This is one of the best and artistic ceiling texture types that can be applied in the various concept of room in your house. It matches perfectly with farmhouse style that mostly uses traditional furniture made from wood. Sheetrock ceiling texture is also perfect for modern style room that applies elegant wallpaper inside.
Sheetrock ceiling texture has been quite popular since 1917 and becomes one of the most used drywall ceiling texture types. The texture seems not very smooth as most of the drywall ceiling textures looks alike. Nevertheless, applying sheetrock ceiling texture will give your room an artistic environment. You can make this ceiling texture by using only regular hand technique.
Stipple Brush Ceiling Texture
In order to make stipple brush ceiling texture in your room, you need certain tools as well as special skill. Creating stipple brush ceiling texture in the room is different from sheetrock ceiling texture because it is quiet challenging. The tools you need to create this ceiling texture is a slap brush and roller.
Although creating stipple brush ceiling texture is not easy, but there is an advantage of applying this type of texture ceiling. It can hide the imperfections such as holes on the ceiling since the texture type is not a smooth one and pretty thick. You have to be much careful when trying to apply this type for the first time because it can turn out a bit messy.
Hawk and Trowel Ceiling Texture
Hawk and trowel ceiling texture is one of the drywall ceiling texture types. Just like any other drywall types, it comes with rough looking texture. Although the appearance is not smooth, but it can create a perfect artistic impact to the ceiling.
Just like sheetrock ceiling texture, you don’t need to have high skill in order to create this texture to your ceiling. Therefore, this is a good choice for a beginner who want to create their own texture style in the room. Just like the name, you need to prepare a hawk and trowel in order to cover the ceiling.
Smooth Ceiling Texture
Different from the previous ceiling texture types that are being dominated by not smooth looking texture, this one is the opposite. Most people still prefer smooth ceiling texture compare to the others. The benefits of applying smooth looking texture are low price and provides a consistent appearance to the room than the other ceiling types.
Applying smooth looking texture is also very easy since it doesn’t require high skill. Smooth looking texture can be applied in every types of room style and will give your room the best appearance. If you applied other ceiling texture styles, you need to hire a professional when you want to install the new one. But it is not the case if you want to apply smooth looking texture.
Tree Bark Ceiling Texture
You only need a heavy roller in order to create this unique looking ceiling texture. The style is artistic yet very simple to apply to the ceiling. The style resembles the look of tree bark. Since the tree bark ceiling texture’s appearance imitates the look of tree bark, it is very appropriate for farmhouse style design.
Slap Brush Ceiling Texture
This ceiling texture is quite difficult to apply but it doesn’t mean that you cannot try it for the first time. Slap brush ceiling texture can give your room a unique atmosphere and it fits well for farmhouse style. In order to create slap brush ceiling texture you have to prepare thin mud, a roller and a brush that has very rigid bristles.
The first thing you have to do is cover the ceiling of the room with mud. You can use a roller to cover the ceiling completely with mud. The rigid bristles brush is used to slap the mud on the ceiling to create the pattern you want. Slap the mud on the ceiling from the corner to the center of it. Patience is needed to create this pattern so that the ceiling will not look like a mess.
Popcorn Ceiling Texture
This ceiling texture is also known as acoustic ceiling texture or cottage cheese. This is one of the most well – known ceiling texture types that most people like to apply. You need a sprayer to create the look of popcorn on the ceiling. The material you have to prepare is mud and Styrofoam. The styrofoam is very important in order to build a puffy effect.
The only disadvantage of popcorn ceiling texture is the difficulty to be applied. Removing it from the ceiling is also not an easy task. Therefore, many people will tend to hire a professional to install as well as remove it from the ceiling so that they will not create mess in the room.
Skim Coat Ceiling Texture
Skim coat ceiling texture has almost the same looking style with smooth ceiling texture. It is very easy to apply compare to popcorn ceiling texture. Therefore, you don’t need to hire a professional to create it. This fascinating looking ceiling texture is also applicable in any type of the room.
If you had just removed the previous ceiling texture, then skim coat ceiling texture can be the perfect choice for you. This ceiling texture style can cover the flaw on the ceiling such as hole, scratches and so on.
Fish Scale Ceiling Texture
Fish scale ceiling texture is very difficult to apply which make many people prefer to hire a professional to create the ceiling texture. Despite it is hard to establish, it can create a beautiful and elegant looking ceiling. Therefore most people still like to establish the pattern of this ceiling texture.
It can attract people once they come in to the room. Fish scale ceiling texture is also great to build an artistic appearance of the room. Since the pattern from fish scale ceiling texture is already “full”, it will fit to the room that has wall in plain color. Applying fish scale ceiling texture in the wallpapered room, can make your room look disorganized.
Skip Trowel Ceiling Texture
Skip trowel ceiling texture is one of the most used drywall ceiling texture types. The texture seems not very smooth as most of the drywall ceiling textures looks alike. Nevertheless, applying skip trowel ceiling texture will give your room an artistic environment. You can make this ceiling texture by using only regular hand technique.
The tool you need to create skip trowel ceiling texture is trowel. Firstly, dive the trowel in the mixture compound and drag the trowel on the entire ceiling softly. The joint compound will not cover all the areas but most of them only. It will create several small circles on the ceiling as the result.
Lace Ceiling Texture
There are already several ceiling texture that are difficult to be applied before, but they are not as difficult as this one. Lace ceiling texture is one of the ceiling texture types that is entitled as the most difficult to be applied. Despite the difficulties, but it is worth to try since it can make your ceiling looks more artistic.
You have to prepare some tools to create lace ceiling texture such as drywall knife, spatter gun and the others. You must cover the furniture in the room using plastic sheet so it will not litter the furniture below. The appearance will look so appealing for your room and drive people’s attention.
Spray Sand Ceiling Texture
The look of spray sand ceiling texture is so artistic and unique. The appearance is look alike orange peel texture. The material and tools you need prepare to create spray sand ceiling texture are a sac full of sand texture and cold water. Mix the sand texture with cold water and leave the compound for a night.
Apply the compound the next morning. The advantage of applying spray sand ceiling texture is its ability to cover the imperfection. It may not very popular nowadays but back then many people prefer this style.
Knockdown Ceiling Texture
The result of knockdown ceiling texture is very unique for your room. There are several tool and ingredients you should prepare before applying knockdown ceiling texture. The main equipment you have to prepare is knockdown. Knockdown is used to apply the texture of this style.
The substitute appliance you can use is trowel. But trowel is quite difficult to apply knockdown ceiling texture. This ceiling texture is also applicable for the wall.
Light Popcorn Ceiling Texture
If you still prefer popcorn ceiling texture that we have talked before but don’t like the thicker look, then light popcorn ceiling texture can be your best option. It has lighter look with perfect texture just like the original popcorn ceiling texture.
Because the appearance is lighter, it may not draw people’s attention when they first come in your room. But, light popcorn ceiling texture still offers you with elegant appearance.
Santa Fe Ceiling Texture
Santa Fe ceiling texture is one of the drywall ceiling texture types. Santa Fe is also a derivation of skip trowel ceiling texture. However, it makes many people confused to differentiate between them two. The techniques to apply Santa Fe ceiling texture is just the same with skip trowel ceiling texture.
The main difference is Santa Fe ceiling texture covers more of the ceiling surface than skip trowel ceiling texture. The coverage is up to or more than 60% of your ceiling. Therefore, if the coverage is below 60%, it is actually a skip trowel style.
Stomp Ceiling Texture
Prepare stomp brush and a roller if you want to build stomp ceiling texture. To create a good texture, the drywall joint compound needs to be thin to the paintable consistency with water. You also need plastic sheet to cover the furniture in the room. It is because applying a ceiling texture may create a double mess to the furniture below the ceiling.
Stomp ceiling texture is one of the most favorite ceiling style for those who want to build a farmhouse room style. It is also good to create your rustic room style.
Orange Peel Ceiling Texture
You have to prepare thin mud, a gun sprayer and the other tools to establish orange peel ceiling texture. Just like the name, this ceiling texture style imitates orange skin. To apply the thin mud to the ceiling, you have to use a gun to spray the thin mud at a high pressure. The unique appearance of orange peel ceiling texture makes it also named as eggshell ceiling texture.
Swirl Ceiling Texture
There are various of equipment can be used to create swirl ceiling texture. The equipment you choose will determine the technique you apply to create the swirl pattern. Whatever techniques and equipment you use, the main point of creating swirl ceiling texture is your patience. To make the pattern, you can use sprayer or a roller.
Otherwise, you can also use a trowel if you want to apply basic swirl method. The swirls result is determined based on the equipment you choose. Despite, creating swirl ceiling texture needs patience, but you have to work on the mud fast since the pattern should be made before the mud dries out.
Rosebud Ceiling Texture
If you want something beautiful and artistic for the ceiling but easy to apply, then rosebud ceiling texture can be the answer. You have to apply thin mud on the ceiling then create the pattern using airless paint sprayer or stomp brush. It is very suitable to be applied in a room that has smooth walls.
Crows Foot Ceiling Texture
This is not a single man’s job. Therefore, if you want to create a ceiling texture all by yourself, this is not one of the options. You need at least two people to get this job done. The tool for creating crows foot ceiling texture is stipple brush.
To build crows foot ceiling texture, one person should apply the mud on the other side of the ceiling while the other creating the pattern using stipple brush. You also need plastic sheet to cover the furniture in the room. It is because applying a ceiling texture may create a double mess to the furniture below the ceiling.
When you want to apply one of the ceiling textures, make sure that the texture fits well within your room. So, which one is your favorite? Tell us your answer by leaving a comment in the section below.