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Old 03-24-2020, 12:42 PM   #1
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Funky skip trowel?


Newbie to this site. I am finishing a walk-out basement and have hung the drywall. I am trying to match the texture of the main floor and could use some advice on how it might be done. The guy that did this is booked out for 6 months or so as are most of the sub-contractors here in NW Montana. I have 3 closets to practice in. Any advice would be appreciated
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:52 PM   #2
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It looks like what I have to fix after I thought I was done.
It looks like he did a skim coat and just left the spaces not filled.
Normally you would work with a full trowel, maybe just put some glops on the wall and smooth them out.
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Old 03-24-2020, 07:24 PM   #3
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Re: Funky skip trowel?


It's called a knock down finish.
One example of how to do it.

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It's not what I would call a knockdown finish. I agree with Neal that it appears a skim coat was applied with areas skipped. While I've fixed walls that looked like that after an inept skim coat - I've never seen it done on purpose.
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Since you’ve hung the drywall, you have a lot of pieces left! Just grab some and start experimenting. Doesn’t look right just scrape off before it dries and have at it again. Here is a site with a bunch of “how to do it” examples of different finishes.

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Thank you for the feedback. I may end up doing a basic skip trowel texture in the lower floor instead of trying to match the main floor. I've been laughing at myself today. I joked that they put 45 minute Durabond in a 90 minute bag...it's not the mud, it's me!
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To me it looks like they attempted to do a skip trowel texture. But the joint compound flattened out more then they anticipated when they went back over it to make it uniform. Possibly had the mix to thin as well...
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