Drywall Rolled Texture Techniques

There are a few different interesting drywall rolled texture techniques that you can use for both your ceilings and your walls in your home. Adding drywall texture to one or several rooms of your home can add a dynamic effect to the room and create the feel of being in a completely new room. Depending on which of the drywall rolled texture techniques that you use will determine the look and effect that you can achieve.


Let’s first look at rolled texture for drywall ceilings. The first recommendation is to not use the drywall rolled texture techniques for rooms that will have a great deal of moisture or the potential for splatters or stains. It is very difficult to clean drywall rolled textures from ceilings and walls.

Getting Ready

The first step for any drywall rolled texture project is to purchase a drywall compound from your local paint or home improvement store. Cover the entire room to prevent stains, spills and splatters on the items in the room that you will be working.

It is preferable to use a disposable cover so that when you are done with the drywall rolled texture ceiling project you can simply toss the protective covering for a quick clean up.

Texturing Methods

After you have mixed the drywall compound, you have a couple options to create a textured look on the ceiling. The most common drywall rolled texture techniques for the ceiling area require you to load a paint sprayer with the compound. You spray the aggregate, paint and compound onto the ceiling at one time. This will create a pebbled look on the ceiling for a nice and dramatic look.

The other drywall rolled texture technique used for ceilings is the knockdown. You apply the drywall compound to the ceiling and flatten in various areas. You can swirls, swoop and create patterns in the compound to achieve different effects and looks. Traditionally, you will use the same drywall rolled texture techniques for all the ceilings in your home to create a uniform look. Additionally, you need to do the ceilings before the walls.


Once the ceilings are completed it is time to move to the walls. You can load up a brush with the drywall rolled texture techniques and swirl the compound on the wall. Some people even purchase very fine bits of mirror glass and add it to the compound.

Mix these into the drywall compound very well to obtain a more even appearance to the wall. Working in sections on the wall, apply the drywall compound. Decide if you want to do swirls, half circles, diagonal slashes or just abstract splatters before you begin the drywall rolled texture project. The type of drywall rolled texture that you select will be on your wall for many years to come.

Make certain that it is a room that is not prone to crayons, spills or splatters because drywall compound is very difficult to clean once it has been applied. You can even add colored paint to the drywall compound to achieve a more dramatic look that compliments the room.