Textures for Walls and Ceilings

     
Here are some common hand textures for you to view. Textures and variations of textures number in the hundreds, and are kind of like Forest Gump's friend Bubba's description on the number of ways to fix shrimp. The textures displayed are textures I do predominately, and they go well with paint, color washes and glazes. I can match just about any texture, although some remain a mystery without knowing the recipe. Custom hand textures offer randomness that blow-on machine textures do not.
 

 

Mediterranean - also known as "Brocade."

Coarse texture

Applied with a "square hawk" tool, with the top of the texture smoothed with a trowel.

Great on ceilings

     
                                             
                                     

 

 

 

 

Southwest Troweled Texture

Great with washes and glazes

     
                                     
       

 

 

Cement Trowel Texture

Low profile

Great with washes and glazes

Has an "Olde World" look

   
                                                   

 

 

"Crow's Foot" texture

Also known as "Panda Paw," or "Cantaloupe"

Great with washes and glazes

   
                                             
     

 

 

 

"Broomed" texture

Low profile

Fast application on walls and ceilings

 
                                             
                         
   
Another example of a creative texture: "Drag & swirl"
             
                         
                                                 
                 
    Texture smoothing          
                 
                                                   
                     
   

On the left, acoustic popcorn texture removal. On the right,
cement trowel texture.

         
                     
   
Above and below: machine texture