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Old 12-14-2006, 06:58 AM   #21
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Re: What Is Skip Trowel


Around here what they call " spanish knife texture" in the first link is what we call skip trowel. We did 2 of those last year, one in a bar & one in a mexican resturant.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:51 PM   #22
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Oh my GOD FRANK
THAT STUFF MUST BE HARD AS @#$%!
Do you actually run plaster thru your equip?
Doesnt it set up fast?
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What we call skip trowel is similar to knockdown. Expcept its "skipped" on flat and doesnt need to be knocked down. Its kinda hard to do, and takes more experience than a simple knock down shot with a gun.
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Re: What Is Skip Trowel


Joe all you add is a retarded to the mix which gives you plenty of time for clean up, and as for what you have on the ceiling and walls you just splash with water and run your trowel. But yes when you let it set it's hard as rock aint no sandin it. done deal.
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I suppose this is what I would consider to be a skip trowel.

http://www.contractortalk.com/galler...to=149&cat=505

I like my mud a bit thinner than a rolled on texture (stomp, crowsfoot, slapbrush) yet thicker than a knockdown. I'll use a 12" knife ....I apply the mud and knock it down in one motion. Light pressure and holding the blade almost flat to the wall tends to "skip" the mud off the blade. Make sure the texture is going in random directions and keep a chunk free mix so there are no drag lines.
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I will try the plaster sometime.

Sheetrock; I read the previous post and dont understand the "apply and knockdown in one motion". I had a hard time seeing the finish in the pic.
Looks cool. was that a rerock? Is that just a second layer bordering the corners?
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Most commonly mud is thinned down and sprayed on. The thickness depends on how pronounced you want the finish.... Wait for approximately 10 to 15 minutes and then use a rubber knockdown drywall trowel to give you the final look you desire. The trowel looks basically exactly like a sqeegee but the rubber is tiny bit longer and is much softer. It definately is a 100 times easier than using a metal trowel because it does not leave trowel marks that are commonly a fight for many amatuers. Definately a huge invention in the knockdown texture industry.
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skip trowel? I thought that's what happens when you pay your guys on a friday!!!!!!!!

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Here is my interpretation of what skip trowel is. It has a hideous paint color on it (that ended up getting changed) that highlights the pattern.
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It's so very regional. I'm in Texas and the term here is understood to be a hand application of a thick mud using a trowel. We speak in terms of light trowel finish (which looks sort of like the finish with the hideous color), and a heavy trowel...usually associated with (gag) "old world" architecture and design.
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I've been doing Skip Trowel for about 15 years here in florida. It very similar to a stucco finish. It's done by hand and I use a 12" knife and a hauk.
Here's a pic of my Skip Trowel.


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Can anyone tell me what Monterey texture is?
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I've been doing Skip Trowel for about 15 years here in florida. It very similar to a stucco finish. It's done by hand and I use a 12" knife and a hauk.
Here's a pic of my Skip Trowel.



Around here that would be called large spatter knock down, not skip trowel. I tend to see skip trowel done to stucco to give it that "Spanish" look.
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Around here that would be called large spatter knock down, not skip trowel. I tend to see skip trowel done to stucco to give it that "Spanish" look.
It's hard to capture a texture in a photo. Also the surface determines how the material "Skips". where is your location? Here knockdown is done by spray and Skip Trowel is done by hand w/ many variations.
Here's another picture of my Sip Trowel just a little different than that first pic.
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Nice.

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nice.

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Crazy Taper, you're scaring us. Quit it...
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Got to go fellas.


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