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Artistic Custom Textures and Finishes for Drywalls

Est. 2006

At Devlin Drywall, we excel in creating custom drywall textures and finishes that bring unique character and style to any space. Our services go beyond standard drywall installation; we specialize in crafting textures that range from smooth and subtle to bold and expressive, catering to the diverse aesthetic preferences of our clients. Whether you're looking for a classic knockdown texture, an elegant skim coat finish, or a more intricate hand-troweled look, our skilled craftsmen have the expertise to deliver. We use the finest materials and employ meticulous techniques to ensure every texture and finish is executed with precision and beauty. Our commitment to quality ensures that these finishes not only enhance the visual appeal of your rooms but also contribute to the overall ambiance and value of your property.


Understanding the impact of texture and finish on a room's atmosphere, we work closely with our clients to select and design the perfect solution for their spaces. This collaborative approach allows us to tailor our services to each project's specific needs, ensuring that the final product reflects our client's vision and complements the architectural style of their home or business. Our custom drywall finishes are more than just a surface treatment; they are a form of artistry that adds depth, character, and a personal touch to each project. With Devlin Drywall Contractors, you can trust that your space will be transformed into a visually stunning and unique environment, showcasing the finest in drywall craftsmanship.


Types of Drywall Textures

When it comes to drywall, the texture applied can significantly influence the aesthetics and character of a room. Here are some of the most common types of drywall textures, each offering a unique look and feel:


Smooth Finish


This is one of the most popular finishes, especially in modern and contemporary homes. It offers a sleek, flat surface that is painted without any textural features. Achieving a smooth finish requires a high level of skill, as every imperfection can be easily noticed.


Knockdown Texture


A knockdown texture is created by applying joint compound (or mud) in a thick layer and then using a knife to "knock down" the surface lightly. This technique results in a mottled texture that adds depth and character to the walls.


Orange Peel Texture


Resembling the skin of an orange, this texture is achieved by spraying a mix of drywall mud and water onto the walls and then leaving it to dry without further manipulation. It's a popular choice for its subtle yet textured appearance.


Popcorn Texture


This heavily textured finish, often used on ceilings, is known for its acoustic properties, making it an excellent choice for noise reduction. The texture is achieved by spraying a mixture of drywall compound and polystyrene or styrofoam particles onto the surface.


Skip Trowel Texture


This is a hand-applied texture where the mud is applied with a curved knife in a random arch pattern. The result is a Mediterranean style texture that is popular in many regions.


Swirl Texture


Swirl patterns are created using a brush or trowel to create circular patterns in the drywall mud. This texture can be as subtle or as bold as desired, and it's often used for ceilings but can also be applied to walls.


Custom Finishing Touches


Custom finishing touches in drywall work are essential in creating a unique and personalized look for any space. These touches not only enhance the aesthetics but also add to the functionality and feel of the room. Here are some custom finishing touches that can be applied to drywall to elevate the overall design:


Paint and Color Choices


The selection of paint and its color significantly impacts the final appearance of the drywall texture. Light colors can accentuate textures and give a room a bright, airy feel, while darker colors create a more subdued, intimate atmosphere. The type of paint finish (matte, satin, gloss, etc.) also plays a role in how the texture is perceived.


Integrated Lighting


Custom lighting can be used to highlight or soften the texture of the walls. Directional lighting, such as track lights or recessed lighting, can create dramatic shadows on textured surfaces, adding depth and dimension to the room.


Decorative Molding and Trim


Crown molding, chair rails, and baseboards add a classic and elegant touch to any room. They can be used to create a visual transition between different textures or to frame textured walls, enhancing their visual appeal.


Accent Walls


Creating an accent wall with a different texture or color can be a bold statement in a room. This can be particularly effective in highlighting a focal point of the room, such as a fireplace or a piece of art.


Layering Textures


Combining different textures on walls and ceilings can add complexity and depth to a room. For example, a smooth finish on walls can be paired with a popcorn or stomp texture on the ceiling, providing a contrast that adds interest.


Start Your Benefits of Custom Textures and Finishes


Custom textures and finishes in drywall offer several benefits, making them a popular choice for both residential and commercial spaces. Here are some of the key advantages:


Aesthetic Enhancement


Custom textures and finishes can dramatically transform the look and feel of a room. They add depth and character to walls and ceilings, allowing for a more personalized and unique interior design. Whether it’s a subtle orange peel texture or a bold knockdown finish, these custom touches can complement the overall design theme and add an artistic flair to the space.


Concealment of Imperfections


Textured finishes are particularly effective in hiding imperfections in the drywall, such as seams, patches, or other blemishes. This makes them a practical choice in renovations or in situations where wall surfaces are less than perfect.


Acoustic Benefits


Certain textures, like the popcorn finish, have acoustic properties that help in sound dampening. This can be particularly beneficial in rooms where noise reduction is desired, such as home theaters, bedrooms, or in commercial settings like conference rooms.




Custom textures and finishes offer a wide range of options to match any interior design style. From rustic to modern, there’s a texture that can align with and enhance the aesthetic of any space.


Increased Property Value


Professionally applied custom textures and finishes can increase the appeal and value of a property. They are seen as high-quality upgrades, especially when they complement the overall design of the home or commercial space.


Journey with Custom Drywall Textures and Finishes at Devlin Drywall Contractors


Embarking on a project with Devlin Drywall for custom drywall textures and finishes is a straightforward and customer-focused experience. We understand that each client has unique aesthetic aspirations for their space, and our custom textures and finishes are designed to bring these visions to life. To begin, simply reach out to us. You can contact us via email at or give us a call at 604-309-8317. This initial step is critical for us to understand your specific requirements and preferences for custom drywall design.


Transforming Spaces with Artistry and Expertise


Choosing Devlin Drywall Contractors for your custom drywall textures and finishes means entrusting your project to a team committed to excellence and customer satisfaction. Our goal is to transform your space into a reflection of your unique style and personality, using our expertise in drywall artistry. Let us take you on a journey from concept to completion, ensuring that every step of the process is smooth, collaborative, and results in a stunningly textured space that you will cherish.

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