It is hysterical how messy it is. We had 17 holes in our family room ceiling from moving two vents and installing 6 recessed lights. I know. I know. That math doesn’t add up, but once we get the lights wired, I’ll spill all of those details on how you can skip hiring an electrician to install your recessed lights as long as you don’t mind patching a plethora of holes.
Back to those holes. After patching all 17 of them, we had to figure out how to make the texture of these newly patched ceilings blend in to our Knockdown textured ceiling instead of looking like brand new white sneakers on the first day of school.
The can said “Ceiling Texture” and “Knockdown.” Perf. I think the first time I realized I was in for quite a wild ride was before I even sprayed any of the stuff up on the ceiling. I was holding the can above my head and I remember thinking, “Now how is this gonna work?” I just knew… I knew that this was gonna get ugly. I squirted real quick and about 70% went on the ceiling and 30% fell back down on me. And then an additional 5% excess glopped down after that. One spray down, about 49 to go. After it got too close to going in my mouth, I started keeping my mouth closed real tight, closing my eyes, looking down and aiming. Every time it was like a brief snowstorm hitting me.
We have used this product for texturing our walls previously with no problem, but using it for the ceiling–just prepare yourself to get messy. And I wouldn’t even fathom doing this to a finished room with flooring you plan on keeping. Okay, I’m being dramatic. Just cover every surface you don’t want textured. Every surface. ;)
After giving the ceiling a fresh coat of paint last night, I was anxious to see how everything looked this morning.
Verdict: Eh. I can still tell where the patches were. The texture doesn’t really look anything like our ceiling texture. But–it might be good enough…. ….after another layer of texture.
So, I am at it again. After spending a solid 20 minutes trying to get globs of Knockdown out of my hair last night, I opted for one of Chris’s hats today. A quick retexturing session this morning I walked away with just a few globs on my shirt (yeah, those are from the spray texture):
And lightly speckled skin.
I’d say I’m getting better.
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