When it comes to selecting the right or "perfect" wall texture, you have many options. Over the last few years, even more wall texture products have come onto the market. Before you select your texture, you want to figure out your theme of your project.

Wall Texture And Your Project Theme

If you are going for an contemporary look or theme, I would suggest a smooth finish or very light orange peel texture. Preferably with square corners. All types of paints and colors can go on these surfaces. You need to remember that with any type of light finish, a glossy paint will show all the imperfections. You will need a high level of finish (four or five) to make a light texture work and look good.

For a rustic look or home with a lot tall ceilings and open space a hand texture will add a lot to the decor. You can vary the hand texture a lot, and it depends on the skill level of the drywall company to achieve your vision. Bullnose or rounded corners go with this style of finish.

If you have the time and/or money, you can check out Venetian plaster or American Clay. Both of these finishes look amazing! But, they are extemely expensive. If you hire a contractor, prices vary for both products. Venetian runs around $6.00 a foot just for the texture. American Clay is around $3.00 a foot.

Standard Types Of Wall Texture

For most homes being built in the United States, orange peel texture is the most common. This is especially true on the West Coast. For the East Coast, the preference for wall texture is smooth finish.

Another type of texture that is not as common on the walls is a machine brocade texture. You can apply this to your walls. It is a heavier finish that is commonly associated with apartments. Done correctly it does look very nice on the walls. Some high-end homes will use it instead of orange peel texture.

I prefer a very light orange peel texture. It will help hide imperfections and is very cost effective. Most drywall companies can do this type of finish. If you are a "Do It Yourselfer" this is an easy texture to apply.

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