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Old 01-09-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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hey all,

first post here. i'm trying to match this type of texture and was wondering what the best way will be.

i have a hopper i'm going to use. how thick should the mud be? what size of "drops" do i want to get on the wall? air pressure?

any help would be great!

thanks!

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to match this texture,depending on the size i would suggest that you put your air compressor at 18-20psi of consistant psi. add about 1/2 gal of water to a box of all purpose drywall mud and mix well. and use your large tip on your hopper. spray in horizontal motion over lapping each one with the other. spray and wait about 10 minutes. then drag a large taping knife lightly over in all directions. after it has dried completely lightly sand with fine sanding sponge. if you got a spare piece of drywall it don't hurt to test your skill"s first.

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I Think your going the wrong way with this. I believe it's called a "skip-trowel" finish. Not hard to do but very labor intensive. Take a look at the photos on this site http://www.drywallschool.com/knockdown.htm and see if its what your looking for.

Best of luck with the project, rredogg
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I think most call it knock down. The link rredogg provided is a good source. Pics of most @ http://www.drywallschool.com/textures.htm
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Look for a product called Armor Faux very cool and very easy to apply, a three step process that can create any texture effect that you would like from Tuscan, Travertine, Fresco, and the Striae look. Have had a lot of success for those who need to match texture looks from ceilings to walls.
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It used to be that they would throw a small handfull of sand in the mud and then spread it on the wall
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I always go for professional advice...
try them and you'll be amazed of what they can do.

anyway I know that a lot of people here are good in this area. wait and see.
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This is a knock down texture. Size of hole on your hopper, trial and error until you get the right size of spots. Consistancy, follow the directions. You can add or subtract a little bit of water. Too much, sags. Too little won't spray. Air pressure, 20 - 40. Again trial and error. Do all your tests on a scrap piece of wallboard.

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