When it comes to wall texture techniques most Dry-wallers (Sheet-rockers) or Mudding Professionals use four common procedures.

The first one involves a basic paint roller and a rolled on product.

Process number two requires the use of drywall knifes and colored mud.

While the third needs a specialized hopper gun system to splatter your mud on.

Stamping would be last one mentioned out of the ceiling and wall texture techniques that follows.

Below, I discuss all of the above texturing methods and supply a link to some pictures for you to go to.

Hopefully you'll find a project that adds a few bumps and grooves too your surfaces.


Cover and mask off all areas that you do not want to have coated in paint or texturing compound.

Properly protecting the surfaces and items you value is most important, especially if your going to use the hopper gun technique discused below.


Fill any holes, cracks or imperfections then prime the walls or ceilings to insure your texture compound sticks.

Priming will also help you see wall imperfections that may need filling and re-priming prior to texturing.

If your using paint that has texture compound added you may not need to prime the walls first. Ask your local paint or texture dealer for product and application advice prior to starting any ceiling or wall texture techniques.


Using a roller, along with textured paint or thinned drywall mud, is the easiest way to hide wall imperfections or implement sound proofing.

The roller technique does have its disadvantages though. Number one being inconsistency from one wall to the next.

Before beginning your project practice on a chunk of primed drywall prior to texturing the walls. By doing so, you'll find the technique to use with your specific splattering compound.


A fun but slow way to add texture to a room is to use drywalling knifes and drywall compound to dab mud onto your walls or ceilings.

This type of texturing technique is commonly called Venetian Plaster. Some people who use the Venetian method like to paint walls one color and tint their mud another.

Be sure to practice this technique before mudding up your walls. Also, use this Venetian plaster page , your local library or the internet to acquire more information regarding Venetian Plastering projects.


Spraying on texture is the fastest way to do a ceiling or wall texturing technique. All equipment necessary can be purchased on line , bought from your local home improvement center or aquired at a rental agency. Most equipment renters will carry the hopper gun and compressor system that's required for you to do a quality spray texturing job.

If you have never used a texture hopper before I suggest buying your texturing material from a drywall supplier. By doing so, you'll be able to get the best advice possible for both materials your spraying and the equipment being used.

Furthermore practice is the only way to learn proper ceiling or wall texture techniques. Size of the guns tip, product sprayed, viscosity, air pressure used, along with the speed your moving the hopper all play a part in your finished product.


Stamping is one of the most beautiful wall texture techniques. Search online for a skilled tradesperson or use your yellow pages to find the type of contractor you need.


Some of the information found online says that doing ceiling or wall texture techniques is an easy task. I totally disagree.

Texturing requires certain factors to be considered for a project to look consistent, level and properly finished. Before starting such a job try to get as much advice as you can from the supplier of the the equipment being used and the texturing product applied.

Most importantly practice, practice, practice. It would probably be best to do a room in the basement first then if your happy with the outcome then go ahead and do that upstairs hallway etc.

From knockdown to splatter, here is an assortment of those wall texturing pictures for you to click on.

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