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Old 07-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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Trying to imitate Dryvit finish


I want to apply a ceiling texture similar to finished dryvit. I've seen dryvit applied on various occassions, but I can't quite get my drywall mud to float out the same way.

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Old 07-04-2007, 11:51 PM   #2
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Maybe change your tools? or just more practice to get the effect u want?
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:23 AM   #3
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I want to apply a ceiling texture similar to finished dryvit. I've seen dryvit applied on various occassions, but I can't quite get my drywall mud to float out the same way.

Any ideas??

steve

I think that you are referring to a form of "Knock-down" style texture.

http://www.jasco-help.com/assistance/howto/howto06.html

http://www.contractortalk.com/showth...=Knock+texture

http://www.contractortalk.com/showth...=Knock+texture

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load...622284814.html
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I am after the "swirl" type texture, at least what we see in our area.

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Old 07-05-2007, 08:16 PM   #5
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I am after the "swirl" type texture, at least what we see in our area.

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Do you mean "Sand-Swirl" texture?....Like this:

http://www.drywallschool.com/sandswirl.htm
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:10 PM   #6
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drywallschool.com, geez everyone's out to make a buck
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Do you mean "Sand-Swirl" texture?....Like this:

http://www.drywallschool.com/sandswirl.htm
Yeah, sort of. What I'm thinking of looks like the topcoat has sand in it that gets floated out with a trowel... leaving swirly "drag" marks. Maybe I need to post a pick to explain what I'm after.

Thanks for the help.

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Yeah, sort of. What I'm thinking of looks like the topcoat has sand in it that gets floated out with a trowel... leaving swirly "drag" marks. Maybe I need to post a pick to explain what I'm after.

Thanks for the help.

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That picture on that site is done with a mixture of: Compound, flat latex white paint and silica sand (mixed in specific proportions). It is applied using a paint roller on an extension pole. An area approximately 8' x 8' is rolled out in even thickness. Rolling out an area larger than that will cause the texture to start to dry before it can be properly "handled".
The pattern shown is accomplished by rolling the area like a grid, or graph. Even lines, then even lines crossing the first roll direction (perpendicular to). This coats the sheetrock surface evenly. The edges are blended flat, so as to avoid "thick" ridges (otherwise, by the end of the texturing, the ceilign will look like a patchwork quilt - showing distinct squares of textured 8' x 8' areas)
Then a texture brush (essentially, a plasterer's wet brush is used to do ''1/2 circles''. We prefer to do it in a random pattern (rather than the old style patterns "shell" look that was popular in the 40's and 50's). The texture ends up being shallow as opposed to a thick swirl (ugly). The example in that pic is very accurate....

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Thanks for posting advice, Atlantic.

I have blended products, and used "crossover" products, and skills periodically to remedy various situations. Usually when a fix was needed that was mandated by the clients resources (lack of money).

Most came out acceptably well, andwe acheived artistic effects that would bring big bucks in some other application.

These BBs help us all build better for our clients benefit !
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the finish it sounds like your trying imitate is called quartz putz,maybe try this.using souped up mud(spackle) and a large masonry brush,smack the loaded brush into the wall/ceiling creating a rough high texture (I FOUND A THRUSTING MOTION WORKS BEST)Now the hard part,waiting for it to take up,dry slightly,you will want to wait 15 mins to an hour depending on dampness.with a plastic trowel or stainless steel trowel (if a magnet sticks to it don,t use it ,one word RUST)start knocking it down with a light touch.if it is to dry spray with mist bottle.have fun.

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