Drywall Talk - Professional Drywall and Finishing Contractors Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello!

Need some help here. This is the rec room in my basement which has a very unique specialty finish which looks very nice....

Please view my gallery of what I am trying to re-create:

http://www.briandalziel.com/gallery/index.html

I am going to do some remodeling (adding a Bar Booth) and I am going to need to duplicate this Specialty Finish as closely as possible. I understand it was laid on with a thinned out coat of drywall mud. After that I am lost. There are several hand techniques in play, including a criss-cross pattern as well as vertical dragging, and dragging while lifting up . My question is what type of tools were use to do this. I don't think it's a sponge because I tried that in a small experiment (although it might be - perhaps I had the wrong sponge). Could the tool(s) have been a Rubber Graining Tool, paint brush, comb, trowel? ANy links to tools would be helpfull as well as the technique.

Thanks for any suggestions after you see the photos.

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
717 Posts
I think it is atrocious. I would definitely be talking that homeowner into skimming over that nonsense and doing anything else.

As far as matching I might try a knockdown stomp followed by dragging brush through to match what they have.
Maybe someone else that does alot of hand texture knows an easier way to achieve that look.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
60 Posts
It looks like they may have rolled on drywall mud with a paint roller, then used a block brush wiping the walls in a criss cross pattern then highlited like a knckown. I'd try that on a scrap peice of drywall and see what you get. Best of luck:thumbup:
 

·
drywall slave
Joined
·
10,565 Posts
I will need a 9'' roller frame ,1/2 nap ,and a 2''-3'' dollar store paint brush[stiff bristle]

Not sure if they sanded it after it dried or knocked it down . Looks like sanding .

And yes I looked at all your pics. If ya want I'll go out to the shed and make you a pattern.not kidding! Looks pretty easy ..Not very uniform [ heavy here light there] The vertical dragging is the markings from the roller nap .I don't think a sponge was used here. JMO!
 

·
Average Member
Joined
·
3,145 Posts
My first thoughts were in line with what else has been said. Roller, check. Knockdown, check. The straight drag marks? You'll have to play with that one....maybe a notched trowel run on the diagonal here and there. And, I don't think the mud is super thin, somewhere near stiff pancake batter. Or stirred up yogurt? Pudding? I'm not hungry, I swear :laughing:

GOOD Luck!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,967 Posts
I agree, I think it looks like it was sanded......
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top