Knockdown texture repair | Easy way to match knockdown texture!

In this video I’m going to show you how to do a knockdown texture repair and an Easy way to match knockdown texture. I’ll be demonstrating how to match texture with the knockdown texture sponge. I’ll also be giving you some priming and painting tips that will help you avoid any flashing or telegraphing issues after you paint your knockdown texture repair on the wall.

I’m here at a local stereo shop where I got a call to repair water damage drywall ceiling and also to repair knockdown texture were some shelving had been removed from the walls of this bathroom.

Knockdown texture repair | How to match texture with the knockdown texture sponge | priming tips Part 4

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First, I’m going to scrape any high spots where any paint build up around the shelves that have been removed. Then, I’m going to mix up some 20 minutes setting type joint compound to just do a quick skim coat over the areas where the shelves are previously been. After the joint compound dries I’ll lightly sand the area with my hundred grit drywall sanding sponge. I’m just trying to remove any little humps or bumps on the mud work. I like to use my hand to feel the area that way I know if there’s a dent or indention that needs more mud. If the area feels flat it’s time to start matching the knockdown texture with the knockdown texture sponge.

Once the knockdown texture has been applied, you’ll need to wait about 10 to 15 minutes to knock it down. Depending on the knockdown texture you’re trying to match determines how soon to knock it down. The sooner you knock it down the more flattened out The knockdown texture will look. I’ll be using a 12 inch drywall taping knife to do all the knocking down of the texture.

Once the textures dry I’m going to sand it lightly with a sanding sponge to knock off some of the roughness. Then I’ll dust off any loose debris from the repairs with a broom before I prime.

For the primer I’ll be using a product called Kilz which is oil base stain blocking primer. The reason I’m using oil base is:

1) Since there have been a roof leak above there is potential for water stains to show through even on this textured concrete wall. The Kilz prevents water stains from bleeding through the top coat of paint.

2) The Kilz oil base stain blocking primer also seals up the newly repaired and textured areas good enough to prevent any flashing or telegraphing on the wall repairs. Flashing-means how old the paint absorbs into an area differently than a previously painted area around a repair. A flashing or telegraphing area will appear like a dull spot compared to the rest of the wall. The oil base primer prevents this.

Next I use the three-quarter inch roller nap and 3″ Purdy paint brush to apply two coats of a semi gloss paint. Please leave any comments or questions in the comments section below.

Thanks so much for watching! -Paul


The tools I used to Match the Knockdown Texture, Prime and Paint

Knockdown Texture Sponge-
12″ Knockdown Paddle-
14″ Drywall Mud Pan-
6″ Drywall Taping Knife-
Kilz Oil Base Stain Blocking Primer-
Paint Roller Nap-
Paint Roller Handle-
Roller Extension Pole-
3″ Purdy Paint Brush-
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