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While Using The Mud For Knock Down Textureing, How Do You Prevent The Texture From Going Flat Instead Of Knocking Down?

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Fred1123 said:
While Using The Mud For Knock Down Textureing, How Do You Prevent The Texture From Going Flat Instead Of Knocking Down?

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You have to wait a while so it sets up. But don't wait to long. I would spray some on a sheet and play with it until you get the look you want.
 

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I've seen it applied with one guy spraying and the other guy knocking down behind him. The knock down guy would give the spray guy about a 5 minute head start. I'm sure they have to get a feel for how long to let it set due to varying temperatures and humidity levels.
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Fred1123 said:
While Using The Mud For Knock Down Textureing, How Do You Prevent The Texture From Going Flat Instead Of Knocking Down?

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Prime everything first or the mud on the joints will absorb the moisture faster than the rest of the sheet. You probably already considered that but i thought i'd throw it in for others who might read the thread.
 

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I don't mean to rain on any bodys parade but i don't really care for the knock down texture look. I think nothing looks more outstanding than blue board and old school plaster job. Where the walls are smooth as silk and take paint outstanding. I love watching homeimprovement tv when a oldschool guy is laying plaster over blue board and he can really work it like butter.
 

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The lighter you spray the easier it is knock down. when you want a drag finish (6+" of knock down lines) you need to open up the gun crank up the pressure and move fast
 

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being a taper i wish everybody used knock down, but i prefer a smoothwall over it anyday, it looks so much cleaner. When its done right!!!!
 

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No a drywall guy here, but I've done knockdown before and have had good finish results (depending on the pressure you use to knock down) by looking at the splatter at an angle against a light and waiting until the wet "shine" is mostly gone before knocking down.. If it too wet you may get large flat spots, but if its a BIT firmed up...well not really FIRMED up..it easier to control the finished looked. If its too wet and you even smear a small area, its hard to make look good.

Dale
 
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