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10-31-00, 01:13 PM   #1  
A number of years back I rented a spray gun and did a decent job on a basement ceiling. I want to do it again myself but this time I would like to have a smooth border around the ceiling like the pros.
1. How is this done?
2. Recommendations as to the best texture products

 
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10-31-00, 02:20 PM   #2  
Hurls,
What exactly do you mean by smooth border, and are you refering to the walls or the ceiling?

 
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10-31-00, 04:28 PM   #3  
Hello,

First off, I would recommend using a mud-dobber instead of a hopper. I like the results better, its cheaper, and its easier.
I think by smooth edges you are refering to the clean line that is left in all corners. This is achived one of two ways. If you are applying a knock down texture, either hand applied or sprayed, you pull the knife away from the corner. If you do this right, you'll always get a clean straight corner. If you're not going to knock it down(like an orange peel style) you either spray almost but not quite to all corners, or you hold a paint shield in the corner.
I think this is what you were asking. I've had many customers that cared about making sure that no "texture" got into the corner, but most people don't care.

I hope that answers your question...

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11-01-00, 08:33 AM   #4  
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Don C:
Hurls,
What exactly do you mean by smooth border, and are you refering to the walls or the ceiling?
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I was referring to the ceiling border. I have since been told to run my taping knife along the edge after I spray. In any event I have now ordered the mud dopper on-line and will likely use this method as it seems a lot less mess. Based on my understanding of this tool do I need to prime the ceiling B4 I apply the mud or only after plus paint.

 
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11-01-00, 03:08 PM   #5  
Hurl,
I'm still not sure what you mean about the border, but if you have it solved, great. If you are going to texture with compound, prime after. If you use a texture material, eg. Tuf Tex, then usually you prime before, but check the directions.

FYI, If you use pre-mixed compound use a light or mid weigth. All purpose shrinks to much, and is prone to crack (especially this time of year.) Do not use topping. lol

 
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