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Drywall  /  November 15, 2022

Textured Drywall Pros and Cons

Pros and cons of textured drywall

Textured drywall is common, and while it can be applied to walls and ceilings, it is more commonly found on the latter. Adding textures to drywall can offer many benefits, but textured drywall has fallen out of favour with some people. If you are considering textured drywall but aren’t sure if it is right for you, consider all the pros and cons before contacting drywall services in Vancouver.

Pros of Textured Drywall

Textured drywall is versatile. You may have heard people refer derisively to “popcorn ceilings,” but the popcorn look is only one style of texture available. There are many different styles, some bold and dramatic like the popcorn texture, but others subtle and less obtrusive, such as the “orange peel texture.”

No matter the style used to create it, each individual texture is one of a kind. Therefore, it is a great way to create a unique look to a room that appears too boring and conventional for your tastes, especially if you are adding textures to the walls. Texture can also be applied judiciously to one wall or to the ceiling to give dimension to an otherwise flat, drab space. Contrasting patterns on the ceiling and the walls can add visual interest but may be too busy for some tastes.

The most practical use of textures is to hide imperfections on the drywall. Adding textures helps to camouflage small nicks, scuffs, or holes in the drywall so you do not have to do as many repairs as the room sees more use.

Cons of Textured Drywall

While textured drywall can help to camouflage imperfections, it is also more difficult to keep clean. If you decide that you want to change the colour of your walls at some point down the road, it is possible to repaint textured drywall, but it is more difficult to get the new colour down into all the little crannies and crevices found that the texture produces.

People’s feelings about textured drywall tend to be highly polarized. Some people love it, while others hate it because they think it looks outdated. This criticism may apply more to some textures than others, the infamous “popcorn ceiling” being a prime example. Nevertheless, some people have decided that they hate all textured drywall, regardless of what style it is or whether it is on the walls or the ceiling. This is something to keep in mind if you are planning to sell your house in the foreseeable future; you may have a hard time attracting a good buyer pool or getting as much from the sale of your home if you have textured drywall.

Installing textured drywall may look like fun, especially if you were the type of kid who liked to play in the sandbox or with modeling clay when you were young. Nevertheless, drywall texture is a painstaking process with multiple steps that have to be carried out correctly, or you could end up with nothing but a goopy mess on your walls. The fun and novelty wear off quickly.

You shouldn’t have textured drywall installed until you are completely sure that you want it. If you change your mind later, it is difficult to remove. It has to be scraped off, a laborious project that could end up damaging the drywall surface underneath. If you attempt to remove drywall texture yourself, you could end up having to call professionals to repair the resulting damage.

Hire Professional Drywall Services in Vancouver

If, after weighing the pros and cons, you’ve decided you want to add texture to your drywall, you want the job done right the first time. Handyman Connection installs drywall texture and performs many other home repairs. Learn more about all the services we offer.

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