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The term Skip Trowel has been used generally to refer to various hand drywall textures. A true skip trowel texture is applied with a special curved knife that is 18 inches wide. The mud is applied very thin and the angle of the knife to the drywall surface causes the mud to skip accross the surface leaving behind the texture.
Like the name suggests, the finished wall looks like sand, creating tiny bumps on the wall. It doesn't look cheap, either. With the right coat of paint, your finished walls can look like any one of the more expensive textures. The type of drywall finish and texture you select depends on the room and its decor.
Swirl is an excellent choice for a drywall finish if you prefer a smooth looking wall to the rough and "bumpy" appearance of some of the other drywall finishes. There are a few types of "swirls" to choose from, such as Sand Swirl and Perlite Swirl.