Venetian Plaster

September 14, 2008

Venetian Plaster, reminiscent of fresco paining by Italian masters of the 15th century, is the texture of choice to enhance any home or business.

Knockdown Texture

September 14, 2008

Knockdown Texture is a drywall finishing style. It is a mottled texture, more intense than a simple flat finish, but less intense than orange peel, or popcorn, texture.

Heavy knockdown applied with a spray hopper.Knockdown texture is created by watering down joint compound to a soupy consistency. A trowel is then used to apply the joint compound. The joint compound will begin to form stalactites as it dries. The trowel is then run over the surface of the drywall, knocking off the stalactites and leaving the mottled finish.

A much more common, and faster technique is to apply the texture mud (which is slightly different from joint compound, in that it has less shrinkage upon drying) with a texture machine - A compressor which sprays mud instead of paint. This applies what is referred to as a splatter coat. The use of a compressor allows this to be applied to walls as well as ceilings. When knocking this down, the mud is allowed to dry for a short period, then skimmed with a knockdown knife - a large, usually plastic (to reduce noticeable edges) knife.

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Old World

September 14, 2008

Applied by hand to look like an old plaster texture. But you use today’s drywall materials. Can be applied heavy or smooth. This texture is used today in new construction.

Orange Peel

September 14, 2008

Another name of this texture is Splatter. It’s a spray texture which started in the late 1980s until today. Texture is sprayed on and then left alone to dry.

Skip Trowell

September 12, 2008

A hand texture which resembles the knock – down texture. Used mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. Used today mostly to match existing texture in remodel work.