Electing to use a textured drywall finish instead of a smooth texture can save you money on labor costs. A smooth drywall finish requires great care in taping and applying the mud finish. After the seams are taped and covered with mud, another coat of mud finish must be manually applied to the entire surface of the walls and ceilings. This is labor-intensive work, and labor costs money. Textured finishes are usually applied by spraying on the finish, which is made up of a combination of foam and drywall compound. Spraying on a finish requires far less labor, far less attention to details of smoothness, and goes on much faster. A textured finish can be lightly textured, moderately textured or heavily textured. When you calculate the savings, you will love the idea of a textured drywall finish. Most homes built now use a sprayed-on finish.

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