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Old 08-14-2012, 01:42 PM   #16
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Textured walls and ceiling used to be really popular here in the 70's and 80's, but have gone out of fashion now. Known as Artex the ultimate was the comb which was the most difficult to do, but looked really good if done properly with it radiating to the centre.
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Have you seen the videos on youtube regarding that stuff. you can do some really interesting designs with combs.

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Just had a look at the oyster shell one. Really nice looking ceiling.
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I grew up in IL thinking textured walls meant more luxury also, at the least textured ceilings since that's the only texture I've seen. But then I moved to California, every house i've been in is textured throughout. I guess this explains the region part.

The preference part... I hate it. I understand texturing and the different reasons it's done, but I don't want my entire house done like this. it's hard to patch, preventing me from opening up various walls and ceilings for electrical work. I can't patch cracks without it being more noticeable.

So I decided to slowly redrywall some rooms to fix my craziness lol. One is almost done now, then another bedroom will be done, then bathrooms. And I think I'll leave it at that so I won't have to redrywall the entire first floor. But I think that little bit will help my house a lot
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I grew up in IL thinking textured walls meant more luxury also, at the least textured ceilings since that's the only texture I've seen. But then I moved to California, every house i've been in is textured throughout. I guess this explains the region part.

The preference part... I hate it. I understand texturing and the different reasons it's done, but I don't want my entire house done like this. it's hard to patch, preventing me from opening up various walls and ceilings for electrical work. I can't patch cracks without it being more noticeable.

So I decided to slowly redrywall some rooms to fix my craziness lol. One is almost done now, then another bedroom will be done, then bathrooms. And I think I'll leave it at that so I won't have to redrywall the entire first floor. But I think that little bit will help my house a lot
I guess for me as an ex pro drywall texture company owner, learning how to patch texture was no problem, and i can match it. the problem i have with slick walls is almost the same though.. when you patch it. you have a huge flat spot on a wall that you arent quite sure how it was painted on. so the patch will always stick out to me as looking like an unusal flat spot on a wall.
But all in all. texture is a preference to some. to others its a cover up.
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Thanks everybody for the thoughts. I was asking out of pure curiosity.
I mostly think it's interesting because it always seems like people feel so strongly one way or the other.

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Thanks everybody for the thoughts. I was asking out of pure curiosity.
I mostly think it's interesting because it always seems like people feel so strongly one way or the other.

yw and you will find this is mostly the two cases ive pointed out. they either think texture is trying to hide something and that is why they are against it, or they like the look.
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yw and you will find this is mostly the two cases ive pointed out. they either think texture is trying to hide something and that is why they are against it, or they like the look.
Yeup. let me add to my previous post... I do like the look of textured walls and ceilings, but I feel that it should be limited for that room where you want that type of look and feeling in the room/or rooms. I don't believe the entire house should be finished like this. To me when the whole house is textured, they are hiding something. Maybe the fact that the house was built quickly and cheaply, and they didn't want to spend money or time to make a flat wall look perfect?

Edit: however ceilings don't bother me if they are all textured. Just my opinion, however weird it may sound lol

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If you're from MO (I'm originally from IL), you might seeing the texture more on plaster walls in older houses. The home I grew up in had a "stucco" look. After remodeling, the upstairs had "sand" texture. That's the way things were done. Ceilings were all slick, by the way.
I move to FL in '72 and got into construction. By '74 I partnered with a guy in the drywall business. We did smooth finish on the walls. The majority of the ceilings were "popcorn" spray.
Moved to GA in '77. Walls still slick with some spray, but the majority of new and existing homes had "stipple" (crow's foot). Spray was more of a commercial (apartment) thing, but did some homes and condos.
As the years went on and I got into the higher end homes ($250,000+) everything was slick finish and still is in this area.
I've been doing this for a few years and I can't really say there is ANY texture I like....

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