Skip trowel texture is a type of wall and ceiling finish often used in residential and commercial buildings. It is created by applying a thin layer of joint compound to the surface of the wall and then running a trowel over it in a skipping motion. This produces a textured finish that can be left as is or painted over.
A skip trowel texture is one of the simplest and easiest to achieve, because the pattern is random. This means you don’t have to be especially precise to achieve a beautiful texture. This is also a great texture to use to conceal flaws in the surface of the wall or ceiling, or to conceal exposed drywall tape.