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Old 01-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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how much mud for texture


Is there an easy way to estimate the amount of joint compound needed to make texture?


How many sq. feet will a 5 gal bucket thinned out do for knock down texture?

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It says on the box. Call Lowes.

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Is there an easy way to estimate the amount of joint compound needed to make texture?

How many sq. feet will a 5 gal bucket thinned out do for knock down texture?
That depends entirely on how heavy you're applying the texture.

Get a couple extra buckets of mud. You can aways take them back if you don't need them.


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Also take a min. to look at some of the older post. There dozens of people asking how to remove texture, almost none asking how to apply texture. Once it's on your stuck, next to impossible to match when doing a repair, a paint to paint, catches dust, very hard to clean.
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I thin mine down a lot and apply with a "nappy" paint roller. It puts a very light texture on the wall. For my 20 x 20 room, it took about a gallon before thinning for one coat. I did two.
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