- Knockdown texture can look horrible if it’s not sprayed evenly; the best way to ensure you get an evenly applied knockdown effect is to inquire as to whether
your contractor uses a spray rig or a hopper. If they’re not using a spray rig, you can count on a sub-par result.
- If you opt for a smooth finish instead of a knockdown effect, expect an increase in cost and an extended downtime for your home or business.
- Make sure the company you hire is thoroughly experienced and uses plenty of manpower and plastic rolls. This is not a two-man job, as things can get messy, and an amateur contractor will deliver amateur results.
- Keep in mind that once the process is complete, the new knockdown texture still needs plenty of drying and painting time.
- In the hands of smart contractors, this job can be done with minimal to no mess. A knockdown texture’s base material is nothing more than drywall mud with a
more soupy consistency. This water-based material is completely safe and non-toxic.
- Light fixtures and fans with a small circumference around the top can be left in place and protected. If they have a larger circumference, then your better bet is
to drop the tops, so if you decide to change to a smaller top down the road, you won’t have a doughnut of popcorn exposed.
- Costs are lower for the consumer when cover-up time is shorter. The fewer items there are that need to be covered, the smaller your bill will be. Anything you
can remove from the area will help your bill, and anything this is not in the way should be pointed out to the person providing the estimate.
- Minimal drywall repair is usually included at no additional fee. Some situations that can result in higher charges are if your residence is on the fourth floor or higher, if you have skylights, excessive cracks, or high ceilings, which require scaffolding.
- Some jobs can be executed at a moment’s notice.
- Doing it yourself leads to high levels of frustration and frequently a less-than-satisfying final product. Picking the wrong company for the job can be even worse.