Knock-Down Texture Ceiling

“Knock-down texture” is a drywall completion technique used to modernize and/or renovate your existing ceiling or walls. A knock-down texture is a completely safe non-toxic, non-hazardous, water based material that when applied correctly creates a blotchy surface. It is simply created by watering down joint compound (also known as drywall compound or drywall mud) to a creamy substance. The name “knock-down” comes from one of the final stages of the job, when a large knock-down knife is utilized to even out the texture applied to the ceiling or walls. If you are interested in a professional knock-down texture ceiling and would like to receive a free, written estimate, call Ross Brothers today at (754) 900-6468 in Broward, or (561) 440-3066 in Palm Beach County.

Knock-down texture is primarily used to conceal stains or hide imperfections on walls and ceilings but is also a common and simple approach which adds a new distinctive and unique look to flat walls or ceilings. Knock-down texture can be produced in light, medium (preferred), or a heavy mixture upon request. Utilizing a knock-down texture in ceilings and walls is an economical procedure which will help improve and transform the look of your house from the old 60’s and 70’s appearance to a more up to date and contemporary look.

The knock-down texture is applied upon completion of the imperfection repairs done on the drywall. In order to be applied correctly, the knock-down texture must be sprayed with a spray rig (not a hand held hopper gun) in a steady and consistent rate of travel. Hopper guns do not spray in an even pattern and if used, the end result will be shoddy and sloppy. After the knock-down texture is sprayed, it is allowed to dry for a short period of time before a wide knock-down knife is used to even out or reduce noticeable edges. The knock-down texture has to be allowed to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before it can be primed and painted.

Knock-down texture does not give you 100% coverage as it only covers 50-80% of the drywall depending on the mixture (light, medium, heavy) chosen. Knock-down texture is NOT a finished surface until it is primed and painted which is the process that provides the ceilings or walls a rich and clear stucco-like appearance. Ross Brothers has experienced professional technicians and the right equipment to install a knock-down texture ceiling at an unbeatable price. Call us today at (754) 900-6468 in Broward, or (561) 440-3066 in Palm Beach County for a free estimate and don’t forget to ask about our 100% no mess guarantee.