small area knockdown on ceiling

Old 01-19-11, 06:39 PM
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small area knockdown on ceiling

My bathroom has a 3' x 3' aprrox. area that the last owner patched the ceiling, it seems strong enough but the ceiling has the knockdown texture, I bought a can of "texture" and if I am correct, dial to heavy/knockdown and spray...I am not sure how much to spray and how long to wait till you scrape off the excess or exactly how to do it, can someone give me some pointers/tips?
Old 01-20-11, 03:49 AM
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I don't have any experience with the texture cans but basically you spray it on - it will look like a bunch of splatters, let it set up a little and then knock it down with a wide drywall knife. How the finish product looks depends on several factors. How thick/thin the texture is [not really adjustable with a can] and how long it's allowed to dry before it's knocked down. I'd suggest experimenting on a piece of cardboard until you are satisfied with your technique. If you don't like how it looks on the ceiling, you can easily scrape it all off while wet or sand it down when dry and start over.
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Definitely practice on scrap material until you perfect your technique and then move to the actual ceiling
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I wait about 5 to ten minutes depending on temperature and humidity,you want to start to dry, but wet enougn that when the blade goes overthe surgace it flattens out

I would also spray in a circular pattern

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