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Old 04-12-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Was wondering if someone could give me the lowdown on the stomp/knockdown texture. i.e. mud consistancy ect.

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Re: Special tricks for Stomp/knockdown


Will need more info from you as to what sort of equipment you're using to spray your KD and how heavy a KD you're after.

As to the stomp, for ceilings you thin your mud to slightly thinner than finishing, though you'll have to guage this yourself as to how deep a texture, type of brush, etc. Usually we use a #3 washtub and a double crow's foot in the field and a single in corners and around edges. the mud should hang like icicles when you pull the brush away. once it has set up a little we knock it down with a paddle and let it dry. Usually have to sand the surface the next day to get the look right.
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Was wondering if someone could give me the lowdown on the stomp/knockdown texture. i.e. mud consistancy ect.
I helped a guy do knock down once. We srayed a couple of cielings, sat down and had a beer, cheaked the cielings, not dty enough yet, had an other beer. Let me tell you, that was a long day.
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I tell you hwhut!
What's a cieling? how do you cheak a cieling? I tried looking it up on wikipedia, came up with nothing. Help an educated male out, please? Maybe I'm just too dty :smileythatspitsincan:
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Whitey, Surprised you haven't spell-checked that cody guy yet. I've just been waiting to see your reaction. He's been up on CT also. Jeez it's horrible, it'll make your day.
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I'm going to have to look for that one. I haven't been on a whole lot lately, so I think I've missed a bit. I have however noticed all the proper grammer and puncuation since I've gotten here. I'm so proud of you guys!
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From my experience, its mostly the brush, If your brush is brand new, its not going to make the same design 5 houses later. Try to keep your mud as consistant as possible, he explained how to mix it, and its personal choice, whatever works best for you.
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From my experience, its mostly the brush, If your brush is brand new, its not going to make the same design 5 houses later. Try to keep your mud as consistant as possible, he explained how to mix it, and its personal choice, whatever works best for you.
Great explanation though
http://1drywall.com/textures.html

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I did a trowel stomp today (at the homeowner's request, no less!), but I added a few twists to it.

One, I used Beadex light topping because that's what I had in my pan when I made them the sample. Two, I stomped it out with a gum rubber float. The topping rounded itself off as it started to dry, the same effect as using loose mud on a slap, but with more visual interest. The gum float was used because the ceiling was a little on the wavy side (furr and rehang on a house built in the 40's) and I didn't want to gouge any edges pounding on the lid. All in all, a nice, albeit slightly more time consuming, alternative to traditional slap with a brush.
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wow I've been doing that stomp thing wrong this whole time. I always roll mud on ceiling with 3/4 inch nap roller or spray mud on ceiling and stomp with a double crows foot if your mud is wet enough it rolls right over and your done. If your talking about knocking down your stomp texture (I call that hillbilly lace) you would just leave mud thicker when tacks up knockdown.
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