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Old 03-27-2007, 05:06 PM   #1
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I remodeled my bathroom with all new drywall. All mud and tape is done and I'm ready to spray texture. I want to do a knock down or an orange peel texture. I have a hopper spray gun and I've used powdered aggragate before that you mix with water. The problem I have is keeping each batch consistent.

What can I use that is already premixed? Can I just use the USG all purpose joint compound with the blue or green lid if I thin it down a bit? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes you can. We always just used the cheapest mud we could buy and thin it down. You will need to thin it down quite a bit. The thinner it is the easier it will come out of the hopper and the finer the splatter will be. You can also use the smaller hole for an orange peel. If your gonna knock it down you will have to wait about 7 minutes or so before you do knock it down or else you will practically wipe it off the wall. In other words let it set up a little bit.

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To add to Dave's comments - You want to get the mix to a consistency of pancake syrup. If it sits for more than an hour, add a little water and re-mix before trying to use it.
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I don't like it quite that thin but that's just me.
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I don't like it quite that thin but that's just me.

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I use PVA primer from Home Depot to thin my mud so that when I paint it usually only takes 1 coat.
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ok, I have 2 gallons of the premixed usg mud with the blue lid and about 2 gallons of the usg with the green lid. Will one work better than the other? My bath is only about 8x8 so I dont think I'll need much but I think I'll use more than 2 gallons so I wasnt sure if I could mix them or what?????
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Sure, go ahead and mix them together. It won't hurt a thing. Be sure to mix them first then thin to desired consistency. It's gonna be painted anyway.
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i just sprayed knockdown and i used the all purpose green lid JC. Thinned it down to pancake batter consistency and sprayed it at approx 30-40 psi. Came out pretty good. Good luck
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i just sprayed knockdown and i used the all purpose green lid JC. Thinned it down to pancake batter consistency and sprayed it at approx 30-40 psi. Came out pretty good. Good luck
AH hah...That's what I meant to say...'Pancake batter'.... consistency.
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Great, thanks for all the help. Now I need to find a tile forum to figure out why my brown grout looks white in some spots. I bought some grout haze cleaner but I still cant get the grout to look brown when dry. You guys have any experience with this?
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To add to Dave's comments - You want to get the mix to a consistency of pancake syrup. If it sits for more than an hour, add a little water and re-mix before trying to use it.

I saw him using "Yogurt"... now "Pancake Syrup".... just see if I learnt my Pyscology 101 right....

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Great, thanks for all the help. Now I need to find a tile forum to figure out why my brown grout looks white in some spots. I bought some grout haze cleaner but I still cant get the grout to look brown when dry. You guys have any experience with this?
Poor mixing is usually the culprit.
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BTW - Do you guys read all those posts about how to make a wall smooth?!?! We give advice on how to make it rough AND how to make it smooth. If it were me I wouldn't texture a wall. Thats just me.
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Up here in Wisconsin, most people use knockdown or orange peel texture. I would have went with smooth walls, except my house is ancient and this bathroom was made up with 3 generations of walls so it was a real chore to make everything look neat and square. I feel better knowing I can spray some texture on the walls to hide any imperfections that I missed.

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