It can cost hundreds of dollars to hire a contractor or specialist to perform a knockdown texture job to smooth out uneven walls in your home. Mixing your own knockdown texture makes a simple yet cost-saving alternative. Knockdown texture compound can be found at most paint or hardware stores.
Step 1 - Prep Work
Cover your home flooring with tarp or drop cloths to avoid potentially harming your floors. Attach your knockdown gun to the hopper. Use the dial to adjust to the correct setting based on the consistency of the texture, whether small or large.
Step 2 - Mix the Texture Compound
Pour about 1/3 of the bag into an empty bucket. Slowly add water into the mix and stir until you have reached the right consistency. To avoid making the mix too soupy or too thick, add the water in, slowly stirring as your pour.
Step 3 - Apply the Texture Compound
Pour the compound into the hopper and attach to your air gun. Spray against your wall in an smooth, consistent manner to make sure application is even. Wait 5 to 10 minutes for the wall to dry after you have completely applied the compound.
When you take the time to apply your own knockdown texture, not only do you save time and money, but you also learn a little more about home improvement. A few minutes of your time can make a big difference in getting the projects you need done around the house.