Drywall texturing refers to the application of various patterns or textures onto a drywall surface, typically on walls or ceilings. The purpose of texturing is to add visual interest to a room, cover up imperfections in the drywall surface, and create a unique look and feel. There are many different types of drywall texturing techniques, such as Smooth Finish, 80 Santa Fe, Skip Trail, Orange Peel, Knock Down Texture, Brush Style Textures, and Chicken Feet Style Textures.
Skim coating is a technique used to smooth out a rough or damaged surface, such as a wall or ceiling. It involves applying a thin layer of joint compound or plaster over the surface with a trowel or similar tool, then smoothing it out with a wide blade or drywall knife. The purpose of skim coating is to create a smooth and even surface that can be painted or wallpapered. Skim coating is often used in home renovation or remodeling projects. It requires some skill and experience to achieve a professional-looking finish, it can be a cost-effective way to improve the appearance of a room.