I have been interested in putting a faux stucco appearance on new walls that I have installed in an area. I have seen a number of products at the local hardware/Home Depot stores in the area which are specifically designed for such use. But, I was talking with a person who does wall texturing for a livelyhood, and they told me that they use the pre-mixed joint compound and have been doing so for many years with no complaints from customers. So what do you recommend? The joint compound that I have been using to finish new drywall that I have installed seems to SOFT to hold up as a textured surface!