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Knockdown Texture

Posted by Dave W. on October 6th, 2002 08:39 AM
In reply to To do this, you must really hate by Ron J. on October 6th, 2002 07:19 AM [Go to top of thread]

If you have a popcorn ceiling then you'll need to scrape it down,messy.
A knockdown ceiling is different. Orange peel is a texture of it's own. Knockdown is a process that follows the application of the new finish and then after the ceiling is allowed to dry (some-what) a flex blade or trowel (I use a flexable splatter shield, it's wide and can be used with ease.) the top edge (High points) of the ceiling are then "Knocked Down" giving a nice grained finish.

Labor intensive, but very nice when done properly.

Consider using a "Bull-nose" corner bead if you have exposed edges. This softens the over-all look of the job.

Good luck!

Dave W.

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