Texture Spraying and Knockdown Texture Painting In Oakland
Add more visual interest or easily hide nicks and dings to your walls with a textured finish. Knockdown, orange peel, and popcorn finishes look beautiful in any home or commercial space.
Orange Peel Textured Spraying
Orange peel is a popular spray-on texture because it hides imperfections but is not as dramatic as a popcorn texture. Orange peel texture does not require any trowel work. It does require a professional spray applicator to control the dimple size, as well as plenty of drying time.
Popcorn Textured Spraying
While many people are removing older popcorn ceilings, newer, more updated versions of the popcorn texture are going up. Used in commercial settings for its acoustic sound dampening properties, today's popcorn texture is visually more crisp with distinct peaks and valleys.
One of the most popular textured spray finishes today is "knockdown". The knockdown texture has three types: mud trowel, splatter and stomp. All have textured relief characteristics but feature a distinct look.
- Mud Trowel: Used in home and commercial settings, "mud trowel" provides the most subtle texture. Using a drywall trowel with a curved-blade, drywall mud is applied over the surface and then skimmed off to create a subtle relief. This technique requires several coats, expert technique, and longer drying time.
- Splatter: The least expensive and quickest to apply option, splatter has the look of Spanish stucco. A drywall hopper gun is used to spray walls or ceilings with wet drywall mud or joint compound. After spraying surfaces, peaks are flattened with a knockdown knife. This creates a subtler look than stomp with a subtle raised texture that leaves around 60 percent of the surface flat.
- Stomp: Provides a nubby more elevated texture than splatter or mud trowel. Using a thin mix of drywall mud, a paint roller is used to apply it to a wall or ceiling. To create the spikes, a crows-foot brush is stomped into the mud before it is flattened with a standard knockdown knife.
What To Expect
Prep Work & Clean-Up: With the right type of spray gun and expertise, texture spraying or knockdown treatments provide consistent texture within a short period of time. One of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects of texture spraying or knockdown application is the prep work that must be done first. Our professional painters pay close attention to covering furniture and surfaces, as well as preparing your ceilings and walls to ensure a high-quality result. JGP Painting's painters are very conscientious when it comes to being clean and tidy. We keep our work area clean and complete a full clean-up quickly after finishing the project.
Scheduling: JGP Painting provides you a high-quality result in as short a period of time as possible. At JGP Painting we know having a painting company in your house can be inconvenient. We will work with you on scheduling and make our best efforts to minimize the impact on your day-to-day life.
Get An Estimate:
You deserve to know the cost of texture spraying and knockdown treatments with complete certainty. Some painting companies and painting contractors offer only a simple estimate, leaving the total price of supplies and the true cost of labor until the job is complete. With JGP Painting, you won't have any surprise costs. JGP Painting's knockdown and textured spraying specialists will conduct a comprehensive review of your project. Next, JGP Painting will provide you with a price that includes not just painting supplies or labor but the total cost of your knockdown or textured spraying project.
If you live in Oakland, Orinda, Moraga, Novato, Richmond, Sausalito, Tiburon or other areas of the San Francisco Bay Area area and you'd like a textured finish in your home applied by one of the best painting contractors in the San Francisco Bay Area area, give us a call today at 510-394-7917. We'll be happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.