What will knockdown hide?

Old 05-23-23, 04:02 PM
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What will knockdown hide?

I'm finished with the mud work and am into the sanding. Being a layperson I've never quite gotten the hack of doing drywall. Too much mud! Way too much. I've completed a big DIY project in the past and when I'm finished with the sanding and painting it turns out pretty good for a novice. But, like I said---too much sanding. My question is: I'll be putting knockdown on the walls, so I would like to know if I might be too meticulous in my sanding. A friend said, "When you put the knockdown on you'll wish you had put it on a lot sooner rather than being so worried about your sanding." So, will knockdown hide a lot of flaws? In the job referred to above I didn't do knockdown and just painted. I know paint will reveal every mistake but I had sanded to the point that there were very few spots that I had to go over with the mud.
Old 05-24-23, 03:05 AM
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Texture will hide a little although a lot depends on how thick the texture is. It's best to get the finish the best you can before spraying the texture as if defects show after texture it's a lot more work to fix them then.
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Old 06-05-23, 02:33 AM
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Texture is often used to hide a poor job of mudding and taping but it won't hide everything. If you think you're spending too much time sanding, have you tried using a sponge at all?

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