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Creative Ceiling Wall Comb Textures USA and CANADA

Updated on July 26, 2017

Drywall Comb Texture Art, Effects and Finishes what Materials should I use to Create Comb Patterns?

Artistic, drywall comb textures are becoming ever more popular for DIY enthusiast to practice for themselves, thanks to the comb tools, and the information and how to's shared via the internet.

One major question I often receive from practitioners in Canada and The States is; what powder, plaster, texture, paint or material do I use to actually make a 3d effect texture comb pattern on my walls and ceilings?

Well of course, since I have published unique DIY downloadable ebooks and creative texturing videos on Youtube and supply texturing comb tools (known as Artexing combs in the UK) worldwide, it is my duty to inform you therefore I have researched information about which product you can try with amazing feedback from some of my past customers:

Below is an actual e-mail I received from Alfonso, who resides in the States. He shares his tried and tested product review learning the use of comb tools and the materials to make texture patterns. I hope you find the information beneficial, please let me know in the comments below.

Further down the page is a picture of another compound / material, that another customer uses without any problems.

Suppliers & Manufacturers of Texture Products may I take this Opportunity to Request?

Before We Go Any Further

I love recommending good products to pass on to those who benefit from it's usage. Only problem is, I live and work in the UK (Wales) and I know the texturing materials tried and tested available to folk mainly in the UK.

If you are a supplier or manufacturer stockist or seller of such texturing material used for drywall textured finishes within America & Canada, could you please leave a comment or contact me, concerning the benefits of your product and I may test it and video it and recommend for those interested practitioners of drywall textures in the US and Canada.

Many thanks.

Two of the Best Texturing Products For Ceilings and Walls

The Email I received from Alfonso in the States

Hi there Dale.

in my experience the best texturing material for comb texturing is blue line a 50 pound powder bag.

The corporation that makes this material it’s called west-pack or Hamilton’s home depot.

Lowes carry this brand and they are throughout the united states.

This bag will make 2 five gallon buckets and in my opinion this material is the best for comb texturing.

They also have pre -mixed material, but that dried to fast even if you have a primed surface.

I have practiced your comb textures on new sheets of drywall in my garage with this product and the texture looks just like the one you show on the video.

I have not been able to do this texture in private homes yet due to the economic crisis we are facing in America.

Everybody is tight with the money and home builders almost completely stop operations but I will continue practicing and eventually become a good comb texturing artist like you Dale.

It is a honor for me to receive your e-mail for this request.

I hope this information is useful for your clients, please let me know!

Thanks. Alfonso Esquivel

Drywall texture for comb patterns!

This is a picture of the compound sent to me recently that one of my customers use to create comb patterns (Thank you Randy)
This is a picture of the compound sent to me recently that one of my customers use to create comb patterns (Thank you Randy)

Do You Hold Information of what Product to Use?

If you do, please do share your experiences with using texture products for creating patterns.

I hope this helps you in your quest and answers your questions concerning what drywall texture mixture, powder, mud, material or compound to use to create textured comb patterns onto your ceilings & walls in the USA & Canada.

Thank you for reading this article. Please drop me a comment in the box below with your questions for drywall texture finish art & effects so that you can decorate your ceilings & walls with attractive, amazing finishes the artisan DIY way.

Creative Comb Textures in Action

Watch Some Creative Comb Texturing Videos

The first of this bunch of unique texturing ceiling wall videos shows the classic 3d effect oystershell comb pattern demonstrated on a large living room ceiling.

To follow, is a full ceiling fan artex comb texture pattern carried out by one of my students.

Then, steps to create attractive effects, designs and patterns around the edges (perimeter) of ceilings plus center ROSE flower and corner effects.

You will also see footage of the usage of various comb tools ( STANDARD - ROSE) required for the job and how to set out your texturing product.

Hope you enjoy

Please let me know

Regards. Dale Ovenstone.

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Updated August 2017


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      Dale J Ovenstone 5 years ago from Wales UK

      Hello Kelly, nice to hear from you, if you go onto my website above you can purchase the dvd/e-book from the buy now button at the very bottom of the page the e-book you will get access to instantly the DVD I send out to your address supplied, there should be a link also on for you to purchase either set 1 or 2 of the comb tools.

      Could you please tell me, is texturing 'comb patterns' popular over in the Caribbean, I would love to know.

      Regards Dale

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      Kelly St. Omer 5 years ago

      Hi Dale,

      I would like to get the combing texture tools and any other information on combing textures as I am intersted in persuing it further. I learned it in England. I am based in St. Lucia (Caribbean Islands). How do we do that? Kelly