Knockdown finish

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Old 08-06-03, 08:51 AM
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Knockdown finish

I don't know if this is the right forum to use and i amsorry if it isn't but I was not sure where to post this request.

Could anyone PLEASE.. Give me a quick virtual lesson on how to do knock down to my newly hung drywall.

Also anything I should look for or know before I start and while I am doing it..

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Old 08-06-03, 09:29 AM
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First tape and finish the drywall as if it were going to be a smooth finish and sand.
Then spray the walls and ceiling with a finish made for this type of application. Before it is dry use a trowel or your taping knife to flatten some of the high spots left in the texture. That is all there is to it.
If you get a good job finishing the knock down will look good. Some finishers advocate priming the surfaces before you spray. For your first time at it this might be a good idea. It evens out the suction between the taped joints and the field of the drywall.
 
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Old 08-06-03, 09:47 AM
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So do you mean finish the entire wall using kilz2? also is there a certain amount of time I should wait between spraying and trouling? Like to let it dry a little?
 
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Old 08-06-03, 10:12 AM
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Oh yea I also wanted to ask if there are different types of tips for the sprayer. If so what determines the type I should use?

Oh and I jsut thought of another question... Is there a distance I should make sure to stand away from the wall?

So many questions!! I really hope I don't mess this up..
 
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Old 08-06-03, 11:59 AM
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DONT use kilz!!! If you are going to prime prior to texture use flat laytex paint. How are you spraying your knockdown?
 
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Old 08-06-03, 12:24 PM
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I was planing on renting the sprayer from Home Depot..
 
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Old 08-06-03, 01:37 PM
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There are different tips that come with the sprayer. small, medium and large. You probably want to use the medium. Also rent a 1/2 inch drill and mixing paddle if you don't own one. Mix your mud very thin. You will know if its too thick cause it wont spray. Spray a consistant, even coat over the entire surface. Wait about fifteen minutes(give or take with humidity and temp). Then drag your knife over the surface at a 25 degree angle with light pressure. Go across all tape joints. If you go with the joint you are likely to get a big long flat spot so drag across them. Thats about it. Let it dry and paint.
 
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Old 08-06-03, 01:39 PM
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And to answer your final question...keep back about 18 to 24 inces away from surface.
 
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Old 08-06-03, 01:42 PM
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coops28.. I noticed you are in KC... I am in Overland Park... Hey do you do knock down?
 
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Old 08-06-03, 02:16 PM
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Sure do. Check your personal messages for more detail.
 
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