textured walls

Add Warmth and Depth to Your Home

An inexpensive wall finish that can be subtle or dramatic

Embellish Your Walls to Add Character

Wall textures are widely used in homes to embellish walls and conceal drywall seams and other flaws. These textures also convert plain surfaces into ones that can reflect light and add character to a space. Most homeowners in the 70s desired textured walls because they’re inexpensive, durable, and quick to apply.

However, modern home decor has favored smooth walls while focusing on color to pull a room together. This style trend has led to a rise in demand for texture wall repair by professional painting contractors.

We’ll go over common wall texture types for those who still want to include this style in their house painting. For those that don’t, we explain how professional painters can repair unwanted wall textures.

Types of Wall Texture

Here are the various forms of wall texture you can introduce to your home or commercial buildings.

Orange Peel

Like the name suggests, this wall texture is similar to an orange’s skin. Being a subtle finish that readily covers interior house painting defects, it’s an excellent alternative to a plain texture. It’s rough, yet minimalistic texture complements a wide range of decor, including contemporary designs. It’s a popular texture employed in new construction, commercial buildings, and rental houses since it’s long-lasting and easy to clean.


Comb texture is popular among homeowners that prefer a more dramatic look for their home painting. This texture is the outcome of painting processes that produce varying line widths. The most common variant of comb texture produces a rainbow-like picture on drywall.


Knockdown style is fairly simple, and most people may not need the expertise of a wall painting contractor to apply it. This texture is used to give drywall depth and warmth.

It has a stucco appearance, radiating a relaxed sophistication that works well in various settings. A significant drawback of this wall texture is the difficulty of cleaning it compared to orange peel texture, as knockdown wall texture accumulates dust in its ridges.

Repair Textured Walls Professionally with a Painting Contractor

If you want to jump on the smooth wall trend, it’s advised you find painting contractors that can skillfully get rid of wall texture. However, how exactly do they do this? We’ll explore this in the following sections.

Skim Coating

When painting contractors install drywall, taped seams and fasteners are coated with a thin layer of “mud”, i.e., joint compound. This process is called skim coating and professional painters can apply this same technique in repairing wall texture.

The steps include:
  • Apply a thin coat of joint compound to the wall
  • Allow it to dry
  • Sand the surface smooth

Because this technique of texture repair is quite messy and takes a lot of time, it makes sense to hire contractors for painting. They can also help you seal the repaired wall with a primer, then apply paint or wallpaper on it.

Replace Current Texture With a Newer One

Although this technique does not leave you with a smooth wall, it’s possibly the best choice for a previously heavily textured wall. It is also much more affordable than skim coating a whole area. If you still think the new look is too similar to the last, you can freshen it up by getting assistance from a color consultant before repainting.

Repair Your Textured Walls With the Best Painting Contractors in the Business

Do you want to get rid of your textured walls?

Smoothing out your home’s walls is no trouble for Edwards Painting. We promise seamless texture repair that is sure to amaze.

Our painting services also include color consultation, which helps you get the right hues for your interior decor style. Treat your space with a new home painting that delivers pristine modernity.