After complely removing all shelving and poles in the closet and then rebuilding it to suit us, the texturing and painting still remained. My wife is always in charge of spackling and texture, while I am in charge of ...whatever she tells me to do... :)
Anyway, I bought a can of oil-based quick-drying wall texture.
Which immediately gave both of us massive headaches. You are supposed to use it in a well-ventilated area, which the closet is not. A fan just distributed the skanky odor outside the closet into the bathroom and master bedroom. Some contents of this can: Mixed Xylenes, Toluene, Acetone, Isobutane, Ethylbenzene, and propane propellant. That's just the hydrocarbons that turn to vapor, not the texture itself! If you decide to use this product, get the slow drying formula instead! Save a few brain cells for cerveza to kill.
On the bright side, since the stuff dried so quickly, by the time we poured the paint and spread the drop cloth, we could start painting. And so we painted. It turned out really nice. Check it out!