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10-07-13, 09:58 PM   #1  
Drywall texture question

Hello, I have a question about drywall texture.

With the 2x4s being exposed with no drywall on them for 2 years (2600sqft home, is it still possible to do a knock down texture finish on the newly installed drywall ? I have a contractor stating that it could not be done. The contractor went ahead and put a splatter finish of 1 coat and states finished. I see nail heads, canyons and joints . I know this not to be correct on the finish. but goes back to the original question, is he correct on his analysis on the knock down?

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10-08-13, 02:50 AM   #2  
Welcome to the forums! Your contractor is lazy. You asked for a KD finish and you should have been able to get that. There may have been a cost difference, but you could have it if he weren't so lazy.

 
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10-08-13, 03:57 AM   #3  
It's a little more difficult to apply a knockdown texture so it's possible he either doesn't know how or is unable to do a decent job ..... but then he should have called someone in that could!! You can sand the current texture, remove the dust and have knock down applied. Has the wall been painted yet? You can still texture over paint but it might involve a little more work.

I see nail heads, canyons and joints
That's a little concerning. Is the wall smooth? Texture doesn't cover like paint so it's possible you just see where the nails and joints were covered with j/c BUT it's also possible the finish job isn't up to par. More texture might help but it won't make up for an inferior finish job. Would it show up in a pic or two? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html


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10-08-13, 07:53 AM   #4  
Hello and thank you for the reply's.
Photos I took are from a broken glass iPhone so they are not the best.
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This is all over the walls.
He states that waves would be all over the place and when they would use the finish tool it would be to bumpy. I will get better pics later today.
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10-08-13, 09:30 AM   #5  
What are the 'lines' in the wall? That along with the dent/hole should have been taken care of with j/c prior to any texture being applied.

That looks like a type of orange peel texture. A splatter coat looks like the mud is splattered on the wall, knockdown is a splatter coat that has a wide knife drug across the texture before it dries to give the knockdown effect. Joint compound is thinned down to make the texture. The thinner the j/c, the lighter the texture. Heavier j/c = heavier texture.


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10-09-13, 06:50 AM   #6  
Good Morning, I will update everyone in a couple of days. I have to move and will not have time to get back on. I will also provide lots of pics and described what was going on.
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