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To apply a heavy spatter-coat, let the surface dry for 10 to 15 minutes, then spray with random motions from about 6 ft. away. Finishing Drywall ■ 89 ■ Creating a Knock-down Texture A knock-down texture is an orange peel texture that is partially smoothed with a drywall knife. Its relative flatness creates a subtle effect, and it’s easier to paint and maintain than the heavier textures, making it a good choice for walls. Because of the light troweling required, this texture works best on smooth, flat surfaces.
Allow the adhesive to dry, then finish the joint with at least two coats of all-purpose drywall joint compound. To finish small areas of cementboard that will not be tiled, seal the cementboard with ceramic tile adhesive, a mixture of four parts adhesive to one part water, then apply a skim-coat of all-purpose drywall joint compound using a 12" drywall knife. Then prime and paint the wall. Drywall Installation ■ 59 Finishing Drywall T he process of finishing drywall involves distinct steps: tape seams; cover fastener heads; install corner bead; apply a second coat of joint compound; apply a third coat of joint compound; sand (if necessary); apply a skim coat or finished texture (optional); prime and paint.
Allow to dry thoroughly, then resand. 8 With sanding complete, remove dust from the panels with a dry towel or soft broom. Use a wet-dry vacuum to clean out all electrical boxes and around floors, windows and doors, then carefully roll up sheet plastic and discard. Finally, damp mop the floor to remove any remaining dust. ■ Dust-free Drywall Sanding 6 For tight or hard-to-reach corners, fold a piece of sanding screen or sandpaper in thirds and sand the area carefully. Rather than using just your fingertips, try to flatten your hand as much as possible to spread out the pressure to avoid sanding too deep.
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