Re: Needing texture ideas for walls
I lean to the classic orange peel or knock-down, personally I like knock-down a bit better. It is applied using a texture gun and left alone (orange peel ) or a drywall knife is gently dragged across the tops of the texture to flatten it a bit (knock-down ).
Both of these textures can be primed and painted or wall paper applied over it. Again, personally I prefer paint because it can be cleaned and freshened or changed without any hassles or headaches, unlike wallpaper. I recommend against perfectly smooth or "troweled" finishes because perfectly smooth is extremely hard to achieve, even then, walls tend to get beaten up pretty good and the resulting pock marks will stand out like sore thumbs. IMHO troweled finishes look dated. It would be one thing to do them in a period style home, or as decor in a room or two, but I certainly wouldn't like the entire house to be that way.
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