So, you got your panels nailed or screwed to the framing and the wall is complete now. But, you don’t want to be muddled with a bad looking gray façade. Yes, it’s time for finishing! Now, the joints between the panels will be shielded with tape or compound. In addition to this, you will have to prepare the surface for some decoration. Many people will be confused whether they have to go with knockdown texture or smooth finish at this stage. The following article will help you decide the same. So, continue reading…
The textured drywall would range from light to heavy with simple/complex grains. In this, the sprayed texture is the most common and the popular application strategy since it would require less labor and will not be costly in your pockets as your hand-applied finishes. You can select from a range of textures (fine to coarse grades) that can be sprayed and left in place or flattened with your hand towel, which is what we call it as a “knockdown style”. Remember, the textured drywall will be made coarser by adding granules to the paint or compounds.
On the other hand, if you like to have a completely smooth ceiling finish, then you can go for this service. For this finish, the drywall has to be completely sanded once the popcorn is removed. Care should be taken when sanding the drywall because too much pressure on the top layer may cause damage to your drywall.
Knockdown vs. Smooth Comparison:
The selection of the type of finish will majorly depend on whether you want to have wallpaper, paint, or any other special faux finishes on your wall. According to our experiences, the knockdown texture is found to be a popular finish because it is less costly. Just like your popcorn texture, this can also be used to hide flaws or repairs on your drywall. Also, this texture can be easily applied and less time-consuming. Note that, there are chances that your knockdown texture is done incorrectly when you try to do it by yourself. Therefore, you are always advised to hire certified knockdown texture professionals for carrying out the job without flaws.
When it comes to smooth finishing, remember that it would take more time to complete because the drywall has to be completely sanded as mentioned above. And for this reason, the smooth finish costs are also higher than your knockdown texture finish. However, you will be more pleased with the end results. If you wish to have a smooth finish, you can always ask for a free quote by clicking here.