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Common Textures

Feb 18, 2013

Hawk & Trowel light knock down

Hawk-n-trowel texture- Application of this type of texture is done with a trowel. A mixture of joint compound at a different consistency can give a desired depth giving this texture options. Hawk -n- trowel texture can range from a rough to a smooth look. Texture depth can be varied and is commonly referred to as ‘Spanish style’ texture.

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Hawk-n-trowel texture- Application of this type of texture is done with a trowel. A mixture of joint compound at a different consistency can give a desired depth giving this texture options. Hawk -n- trowel texture can range from a rough to a smooth look. Texture depth can be varied and is commonly referred to as ‘Spanish style’ texture.

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Spray knockdown- This texture is applied using a spray gun and an air compressor. The texture is thinned down in order to be fed through the spray gun. Once the texture is applied to the surface a knock down blade goes over the texture to give it a decorative look. One of the most conventional textures in the industry, it is found everywhere.

orange

Orange peel- This texture is applied with a spray gun and an air compressor. Using high air, the texture is thinned down and comes out small and fast creating a splatter look like the surface of an orange. Simple with a decorative finish.

smooth

Smooth texture – Once the Sheetrock is installed, joint tape and compound are applied to the seams. Joint compound is repeatedly applied to the seams in order cover them giving it a smooth finish. This is a sleek and modern look.

swirl

Swirl texture – Applied with a paint roller, the texture is knocked down with a trowel.  This gives the texture a swirl pattern with trowel marks.  Using the trowel full coverage of joint compound is applied to the desired surface. The decorative look is achieved by making swirl motions with the trowel.

skip

Barrio-skip-trowel – This texture is applied with a 12 inch blade.  The blade is dunked into thinned down texture and applied to the surface in a skip like manner. The result is a texture that is smooth and flattened out using the blade but also provides a light decorative look.