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Old 02-06-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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I have some Homax texture mix that I purchased to finished a 150 sq ft room (650 sq ft of texturing to do). I'm not sure this i will be enough to put the heavy knockdown texture I want. I also have two 5 gallon buckets of joint compound (premixed). They are both half full, with one being a cup or two watered down.

My question is, can I just mix all this together to formulate my texture? If not, would the Homax have a different look and feel if I used it up and then finished with the joint compound?


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Old 02-07-2014, 07:23 AM   #2
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yes you can, but I would not hear is why the joint compound I am assuming is the green lid? it has glues in it and is heavier or thicker you need to get the consistency just right. I would just go out and buy another box of this and call it good. http://www.usg.com/content/usgcom/en/products-solutions/products/finishes/textures/beadexfastexreadymixwallandceilingspraytexture.htm l because what your doing is steping over dollars to save dimes.


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Oh and one more thing. reading the installation or usage guide it says don't mix with other materials in any form wet or dry. so your true answer is no!
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Oh and one more thing. reading the installation or usage guide it says don't mix with other materials in any form wet or dry. so your true answer is no!
Thanks, not concerned about the 14 bucks (what the Homax costs), just figured i'd use up the joint compound if i could. It is the one with the green lid.
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nah I would not mix the two.
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I agree to those above, I wouldn't mix them. I usually just use the premixed compound (blue lid) and water it down to make it a little thinner, then throw it in the hopper gun and spray away...probably not the technical way to go but it seems to work pretty good.

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