Business owners in Lubbock add more visual interest and easily hide nicks and dings to walls with a textured finish. Knockdown, orange peel and popcorn finishes look beautiful in any apartment or commercial space.
Orange peel is a popular spray-on texture because it hides imperfections but is not as dramatic as a popcorn texture. Orange peel texture does not require any trowel work. It does require a professional spray applicator to control the dimple size, as well as plenty of drying time.
While many people are removing older popcorn ceilings, newer, more updated versions of the popcorn texture are going up. Used in a commercial setting for its acoustic sound dampening properties, today's popcorn texture is visually crisper with distinct peaks and valleys.
One of the most popular textured spray finishes today is "knockdown." The knockdown texture has three types: mud trowel, splatter and stomp. All have textured relief characteristics but feature a distinct look.
Mud Trowel: Used in commercial settings, "mud trowel" provides the most subtle texture. Using a drywall trowel with a curved blade, we apply drywall mud. Next, we skim it off to create a subtle relief. This technique requires several coats, expert technique and longer drying time.
Splatter: The least expensive and quickest to apply option, splatter has the look of Spanish stucco. The painters at D. Bradley Painting use a drywall hopper gun to spray walls or ceilings with wet drywall mud. After spraying surfaces, we flatten peaks with a knockdown knife. This creates a subtler look than stomp with a subtle raised texture leaving around 60 percent of the surface flat.
Stomp: Sometimes called "Holy Smooth," it provides a nubby more elevated texture than splatter or mud trowel. The professional painters at D. Bradley Painting use a paint roller to apply a thin mix of drywall to your ceiling. To create the spikes, we use a crows-foot brush to stomp the mud before flattening it with a standard knockdown knife.
Prep Work & Clean-Up: With the right type of spray gun and expertise, texture spraying, or knockdown treatments provide consistent texture within a short period of time. One of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects of texture spraying, or knockdown application is the prep work done first. Our professional painters pay close attention to covering furniture and surfaces, as well as preparing your ceilings and walls to ensure a high-quality result. D. Bradley Painting's painters are very conscientious when it comes to being clean and tidy. We keep our work area clean and complete a full clean-up quickly after finishing the project.
Scheduling: D. Bradley Painting provides you a high-quality result in as short a period of time as possible. We know having a painting company in your place of business can be inconvenient. We work with you on scheduling and make our best efforts to minimize the impact on your day-to-day life.
Get An Estimate: You deserve to know the cost of texture spraying and knockdown treatments with complete certainty. Some painting companies and painting contractors offer only a simple estimate, leaving the total price of supplies and the true cost of labor until the job is complete. That's not how it works with D. Bradley Painting.
Our knockdown and textured spraying specialists conduct a comprehensive review of your project. Next, we provide you with a price including not just painting supplies or labor but the total cost of your knockdown or textured spraying project. As with any home improvement project there are unforeseen circumstances, but you can relax knowing D. Bradley Painting will discuss any changes to our quote with you.
If you live in Lubbock, Slaton, Wolfforth, Shallowater, Levelland or other parts of the Lubbock area and you would like a textured finish in your commercial or business property applied by one of the best painting contractors in the Lubbock area, give us a call today at 806-790-3353. We are happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.