Knockdown texture is a drywall finishing style that adds dimension and design to interior walls and ceilings.
Knockdown texture bridges the gap between modern and old-fashioned drywall finishes. It is the perfect finishing style for homeowners who want to add an interesting visual element to the design of their home!
Many homeowners wonder “what is knockdown texture?” without realizing that they have seen it many times before. Below, we will explain knockdown texture in more detail, including what it looks like, how it is applied, and its benefits.
Knockdown Drywall Texture Benefits
Before we cover the benefits of knockdown drywall texture, let’s discuss the appearance and application. Knockdown drywall is recognized by a 3D effect on walls, ceilings, or both. There are a few different ways to get this type of texture on walls and ceilings, but the most common method used by a handyman or DYI is the hooper method while a professional uses industrial hydraulic equipment.
With this method, a thick layer of watered-down joint compound splatters the texture with the hopper. A very important part of this method is to apply the compound imperfectly so there are abstract patterns and designs. For optimal results, you have to use a lightweight texture mix and have it sprayed on with hydraulic equipment. This achieves a more uniform consistent size and pattern. With a hopper, the pattern varies in size, shape, and form.
Once the texture dries, an expert will use a trowel to “knock down” the texture until it is flat, but not so that it is flush with the drywall.
Here are the benefits of this application:
1. Adds dimension
This type of drywall texture is a great way to add some character and dimension to the interior of your home. Textured surfaces tend to be more appealing to the eye and interesting to look at. This is a great benefit for homeowners who want an interesting interior while keeping a minimalist decor style.
2. Hides blemishes
Since knockdown finishing is already textured, it makes it easy to hide imperfections in the drywall. Things like small dents, nail holes, and nicks in the drywall won’t be as obvious. This benefit may be especially attractive to homeowners with children and pets, or those who use their home as a rental property. If your drywall has a significant hole in it, however, it’s recommended to call in the experts and get it patched up before any further damage occurs.
3. Easy to clean
Popcorn ceiling and other drywall textures are virtually impossible to wipe clean. Knockdown texture collects less dust than other textures and can easily be wiped clean with a damp cloth or duster. Your home will have better air quality and look and feel cleaner. Some people find that they aren’t as affected by allergies after removing the popcorn ceiling and replacing it with a knockdown texture.
4. Easy to paint
Just like many drywall textures are difficult to clean, most are also difficult to paint. However, that is not the case with knockdown texture! You can easily roll or brush your desired paint color on top of this drywall texture to match your personal style. It’s always recommended to keep a spare bit of paint so you can cover up blemishes now and then! Accidents are bound to happen in any home.
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