We tore down the basement wall, and it left a big mess we had to fix. We have had people come and texture our walls in the past, but we haven't been satisfied with their work. My husband and I decided to do it ourselves this time. Jeff has always done the walls on his own. Fairly simple. He put up new drywall, mud, and used the orange peel texture spray found at Home Depot. The ceiling was another matter entirely.