Texturing a wall is an easy DIY project that can be easily done using per-textured paints, mixing additives into standard paint or using specific painting techniques. Tip: Smooth eggshell or satin paint can be applied on top of the textured wall or ceiling to highlight the depth of the effects. Texture styles can be grouped into two categories based on their method of application. Some textures are applied manually with basic hand tools. These are referred to as hand applied drywall textures. Drywall textures that require a machine to spray texture material onto a prepared surface are referred to as sprayer applied drywall textures. Spray textures cannot be reproduced effectively without the use of a machine.