Amongst many important factors, choosing the right type of ceiling (in terms of texture) is a very important aspect of residential remodeling. We have discussed the importance of making this choice later in this blog. For now, you should know that it is helpful to mask a lot of imperfections and increase asset value.

Top 10 types of ceiling texture and how to make them

There are many different types of ceiling textures added to enhance visual interest and character to a room. Here are 10 common types of ceiling textures you can choose from.


This type of texture is easy to make by spraying a mix of joint compound and water onto the ceiling and then letting it dry. Popcorn ceilings are rough, pebbled surfaces popularly seen in homes built back in the 1970s and 1980s.


Similar to the skip trowel style. The compound is sprayed onto the ceiling and then smoothed out with a knife or trowel. It has a more subtle, mottled appearance compared to popcorn texture.

Orange peel

It resembles orange skin, hence the name! It is possible to make it by spraying a fine mist onto the ceiling, resulting in that particular texture. An orange peel ceiling is a popular choice for hiding imperfections in drywall.

Sand swirl

Classic sand swirls are made by swirling the ceiling material onto the ceiling in a circular motion. It has a more subtle, elegant appearance compared to other textures.

Spanish lace

It is created by first spraying material and then dragging a comb-like tool through it to make a lacy pattern.

Slap brush

It is different from others but fairly easy to make. Take a special brush to dab and put the ceiling compound in a random pattern for a rough, textured appearance.


It is similar to sand swirls since the pattern is majorly based on circles. They make a series of small, raised bumps for a subtle, decorative look.

Skip trowel

To make this type of ceiling texture, a thin, uneven layer is put on, and then dragging a trowel over it to create a rough, mottled texture.


Looks like a comb has been through, creating a series of parallel lines and giving it the desired aesthetic.

Hand trowel

It is like a skip trowel but made with the help of hand, manually.

Importance of Ceiling Texture

Why should you apply ceiling texture? What is the purpose of doing it? Here’s your answer.

Ceiling texture or the finish applied to the surface of a ceiling does a lot of things, including:

  • Hide imperfections
  • Add visual interest
  • Absorbs sound
  • Protect the ceiling surface from wear and tear.
  • Cover up any blemishes on the surface.
  • Works to eliminate small cracks, dents, or unevenness, giving the ceiling a smooth, finished appearance.
  • Different types of ceiling textures also add visual interest and depth to a room. Choosing the right texture can help create a specific mood or atmosphere in a room and can also complement the overall design aesthetic.

To Sum Up

Did you find the perfect one for your house? We understand that so many choices can be overwhelming. Well, that is where we come in. You can always contact our professionals from Qamar Remodelling in Texas for help. Dial (832) 766 9246 to connect with us.

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