adding texture to walls


Old 01-15-01, 01:05 AM
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Several months ago I "iced" my brick fireplace using drywall mud, it was lots of fun to do and turned out really great and southwestern looking. Now what I would like to do in the same room is to use the same mud on the walls but with much less texture. I like the look where the texture is uneven, it looks like they are putting several thin coats of mud on the wall and leaving part of the previous layer exposed so that the walls look textured but are still fairly flat.Any tips for me?
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Old 01-15-01, 09:54 AM
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I'm not sure what kind of texture you're talking about, but I'd be willing to bet its a knock down texture. Check out these sites:

The mud-dobber is a tool for custom textures. The other thing you may be looking for is a skip trowel look. This texture is easy to do once someone shows you how, but I'm not sure a total amatuer should even try it without help.

I'm not really sure if this answers you question, could you try to describe the texture better?

Good Luck!

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