I am removing wallpaper from a near new victorian style home and I want to redo the walls with a "knockdown" texture. Obviously I understand that I can get a pro to come in and do it at a very reasonable price. My problem is that I want to do it a little at a time thus I would like to find a method to do it without a big mess. As I have a compressor I could just purchase a gun and hopper and go for it but it certainly involves a lot of masking and cleaning up.
All in all, is there a method of application (roller, hawk, etc.) that an individual can actually get a good "knockdown" finish with and NOT create a big mess each time?