: >Subject: Drywall texturing revisited.......
: What we do for that effect is to mix some coarse sand with drywall
: then we apply it with like a 10" knife. this part is hard to explain but
: load the knife up and push it ontot he walls not trying to cover
: we drag the kife along the wall letting just a little of the spackle
: kind of looks like stucco. then you take a clean knife and flatten it
Can also be done without sand. The technique I selected for a master bedroom
redo, the drywaller called 'skip-coat' (I'm in SoCal). Looked easy enough..
Used a 'runny' mix (the proverbial pancake batter consistency), wide blade
(his was over 12"L), held at a very sharp angle to the surface < less than
5-10 degrees. The resulting finish is very much like the traditional
knockdown, a bit more subtle. Since, seeing it down, I've attempted it
myself to thoroughly satisfying results...