Ceiling Texture Chart

Ceiling Textures are formulated with the original coarse aggregate at different ratios to solids. The chart describes each texture’s aggregate ratio at an equal viscosity (i.e. thickness). The higher aggregate ratio typically equates to heavier texture appearance. The lower aggregate level typically equates to easier application.

High Aggregate RatioCeiling-Tex Premium
Low Aggregate RatioHopper-Tex

Texture Chart

Textures are formulated at different solid levels. This chart describes each texture’s solids level at an equal viscosity (i.e. thickness). The higher solids level equates to greater stand-out (or more material- heavier texture) on the wall. The lower solids level typically equates to higher mileage (or less stand-out finer texture).

High SolidsBlue Line II, Green Line
Medium SolidsGreen Line II, Black Line
Low SolidsBlue Line, Red Line

Westpac Taping Compound

Taping compounds are designed specifically for embedding paper tape to joints and angles. Extended open time, ease of mixing and the slickness of these products allows the professional applicator to apply tape faster. Westpac Taping Compounds produce maximum bond and provide an excellent base for subsequent top coats.

ProductsCategoryShrinkageTapingFirst MetalTop CoatsFastener ConcealSanding
Blue DotTapingHighBestNot
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Not
Recommended
Difficult
Blue Dot LiteTapingMediumBestNot
Recommended
FairFairFair

Westpac All Purpose Compounds

These All-Purpose Compounds are approved for all applications associated with drywall finishing. They combine the benefits of our Taping Compounds with our Topping Compounds into one. This enables the applicator to use one mud for all application.

ProductsCategoryShrinkageTapingFirst MetalTop CoatsFastener ConcealSanding
Red DotAll-PurposeHighExcellentGoodFairFairDifficult
White DotAll-PurposeLowGoodExcellentGoodGoodGood
TNTAll-PurposeMediumLowGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGood
TNT-LiteAll-PurposeVery LowFairExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
Hi-LiteAll-PurposeMediumLowExcellentExcellentExcellentGood
Super-LiteAll-PurposeLowLowGoodGoodGoodEasiest

Westpac Topping Compounds

Topping Compounds are designed specifically for finish coat applications and are not intended for embedding tape. They are formulated for ease of use, low shrinkage and fast sanding.

ProductsCategoryShrinkageTapingFirst MetalTop CoatsFastener ConcealSanding
Green DotToppingVery LowNot
Recommended
GoodBestBestEasy
Green Dot LiteToppingLowestNot
Recommended
GoodBestBestEasy
Black DotToppingVery LowNot
Recommended
GoodBestBestEasiest