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Old 04-06-2010, 11:21 AM   #16
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Orange Peel ....sprayed on texture

Knockdown..is sprayed on then worked by hand with (wide knife)
Oh ok, I see the difference now.

I thought that smooth walls with nice glossy white crown molding and knockdown on the ceiling was more upscale and not cookie cutter at all. But then again, I haven't been in a lot of newer cookie cutters...not since popcorn era

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Oh ok, I see the difference now.

I thought that smooth walls with nice glossy white crown molding and knockdown on the ceiling was more upscale and not cookie cutter at all. But then again, I haven't been in a lot of newer cookie cutters...not since popcorn era
Knockdown replaced (Problematic popcorn) by builders (cheaper to produce than a good smooth ceiling). Then it became the "in-thing".
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Any texture could be in style - depends on how well you pull a room's overall theme together with your work and chosen colors. . . the accent things such as trim and your paint/tile color really sell a texture for 'nice and planned' or 'last minute coverup.' It also depends on where you are. You can do one thing that's in style - but trash your stylish efforts by using the wrong carpet or dated tile.

In Arkansas knockdown is rare to find - people will likely find panel and white-wash smooth here.
However, to me white-wash smooth is cheap looking - found in any apartment or rental home. And, well, I'm in year 5 of removing all panel from my house room by room and replacing with drywall with heavy texture - so that tells how 'junky' I consider that to be.

In Fremont, Ca where some of my family lives the knock-down or other related textures are in style and found everywhere even in our Grandmom's house which is "high end." . . . So I consider it to be quite in style, just not very (or is very) prevalent depending on where you're located and what market you're in.

If you really want to fit in with the upswing in style times you can look at various houses that are for sale in your area and see what imrovements and changes people have made. What's 'in' in one area might be 'old' in another - or so new in yet another area that most people haven't even seen it (like heavy-texture is in Arkansas)

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