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Old 03-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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An old style of texture where one adds dry sand to the mud.

Edge of a broad knife is dipped in the bread pan and then spread on the wall.

I learned to do it with a vertical pass then come back with a horizontal pass.

VERY effective at hiding defects.

One can vary the amount of sand & how wet the mud is to obtain different results.

My preferred way of texturing, because I like the look.

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For us its 00 sand in the mud with an 18" trowel l, leaves a very random knock down pattern of 1/4" to 3" flat spots. Very variegated.
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Funny you were the one to answer first griz. In the day it was the texture of choice in Cali.
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Hopefully this won't derail the thread...

Now that we know what it is, how would one go about removing it if someone so desired?

Is it even possible? I would think sanding wouldn't be feasible as it would just rip the paper apart.
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Hopefully this won't derail the thread...

Now that we know what it is, how would one go about removing it if someone so desired?

Is it even possible? I would think sanding wouldn't be feasible as it would just rip the paper apart.
Sand where needed, skim float, sand, skim float and re texture.
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Sand where needed, skim float, sand, skim float and re texture.
Thanks! If I ever have to do it, I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Skim it one direction, next day skim it 90 degrees. Boom. Done. Magic.
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I completely retextured my whole house with a skip trowel, however I don't use sand. I like the skip look without the grit. If you have an existing texture like a knockdown or splatter then you will first have to putty coat the walls. Anyway that's what we call it out here in Cali. Also it's still the preferred texture for high end homes here in Cali. Some guys call it an old world texture.
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I've done skip trowel without the sand. I like the look, but blow on is quicker. Quicker is cheaper people want blow on.

Is the sand what makes that stuff cut your arms when you rub against it, or is that plaster?
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California thing, just like all that round bead.
It was used here in the 80's, not so much anymore. They want to keep it on some renovations I do.

We refer to it as ''hand'' texture here. Stucco guys do ''skip'' troweling.

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Maybe sir mixalot will post on here. Ive seen quite a lot of skip trowels with really huge differences. And i gotta say after seeing some pics of his work, it really looks awesome. (think i saw a pic somewhere of a really cool lookin skip trowel tray ceiling he did with ropelight around it, dont recall where)

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