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TchrMommy

03:32PM | 10/02/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
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It's time to start texturing new drywall in our basement rec room. As novices, we are considering using roll-on texture paint. We do not want a popcorm finish on the ceiling, but want the texture on walls and ceiling to match the orange peel look in the rest of the house. Can this be accomplished with roll-on, or would it be less work to rent a hopper and blow on joint compound? Thanks.

5slb6

01:41AM | 10/03/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would say that you could do this with a roller and a ready made smooth texture product. You will have to find the right nap length to get the look you want but I would start with a 1/2" nap. If this is new drywall you should prime it first with a latex drywall primer before you apply the texture.

retisin

04:07PM | 10/03/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
if you use the texture you add to the paint you are going to get the pop-corn effect.
Orange peel look is created by spraying on texture and using a tool to knock down all the high pop-corn giving it a smashed (Orange Peel) look.

5slb6

02:27AM | 10/04/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I thought that when you sprayed on the texture and then went over it with a broad knife that it was called splatter knock down. The orange peel look is when you do not put on as heavy and just leave it, and sorta looks like a very heavy roller job.

Am I wrong in on this?

There are ready made products out there that do not have pieces of what look like small broken styrafoam in it but are smooth but will build up into a good looking texture.

retisin

10:23AM | 10/04/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
You are right 5 i was thinking of something different.

TchrMommy

08:24PM | 10/19/03
Member Since: 01/04/04
84 lifetime posts
Well, I tried my hand at rolling on the texture. It's just too hard. I load the roller and the first pass globs it on the drywall. The second and subsequent passes look the way they should. Then I am having trouble cutting in. I just scraped off the wall I was experimenting on and gave up. Somehow I think it'll be easier to rent the hopper and do the splatter knockdown. *sigh* I'll keep you all posted.

retisin

01:43AM | 10/20/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Thats what I have always thought orange peel look has always been done,till #5mentioned the other way but now that I really think about it the splatter knock-down where I live has always been considered orange peel.

BV003718

09:11AM | 03/29/14
Splatter knockdown is commonly used for ceilings whereas orange peel is commonly used for interior walls. Orange peel looks like the outside skin of an orange. Knockout looks nothing like orange peel. But the there are also different names for each.
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