Also some people have the FAR out idea of Smooth for a texture, or a non-texture. All I can do is chuckle. Oh, they say, “We want that look.” I say, “More power to ya.”
If I ever take a smooth (no texture) job on, it will specifically state in the contract that you WILL see imperfections. That way my but is covered.
The only advantages I can see of smooth is for one:
- You don’t have to cover for over spray of texture
- If they ever get a ding in the wall, they simply patch it w/spackling or mud, no texturing needed for the patch
- Possibly cheaper (if you’re hiring a drywaller)
Even w/all these advantages… unless you’re doing the drywall yourself, just have them blow some texture on there. I think you’ll be happier w/the outcome.
Unless you wanna spend more money and have them skim coat everything, it’s up to you.