If you’re in the process of having your home built, you probably know full well what drywall is – the stuff you use to construct the interior walls of your home. If you look around you right now and you’re inside, odds are, you’re looking at drywall, finished of course, probably painted or wall papered, but drywall nonetheless. Though did you know that there are actually several types of drywall that can add character to your home?


The very first type of drywall we’ll tackle is the famous (or perhaps infamous) popcorn drywall. Gradually becoming less and less popular, popcorn drywall is sound dampening – but also really difficult to paint and many complain that it easily collects dust. Typically the style is used on ceilings when people do end up choosing it.

The sand swirl drywall fashion can be used on either the walls or the ceiling and it definitely adds some personality to any room it’s put into. It’s easy to apply, without much of a mess, and because the surface is still flat even with the design, it shouldn’t be difficult to paint over later.

A very common style of drywall is the basic Perlite, which is often nicknamed the “orange peel” style due to it looking very similar to the skin of an orange. Considering drywall texturing comes in three categories, light, medium and heavy, how long this takes depends on the intensity of the look you’re going for.

The “Comb” style of drywall is a little less common than the others but just as full of personality. It utilizes lines of different length and width to create varying patterns and the illusions of dimensional effects on the walls you put it on. It’s very unique and not too difficult to apply.

Slapbrush goes by several names, “tiger’s skin,” or “crow’s feet,” they all describe the same type of texturing. While it’s probably the messiest to produce, the outcome is well worth the trouble, and it’s become increasingly popular because it’s particularly forgiving to imperfections on the walls, making them near impossible to see.

We of course didn’t go through every single style of drywall, so if none of these in specific suit your needs, why not give us a call so we can chat about what you’d like to do to your drywall?