Our Process For Knockdown Or Orange Peal

When it comes to doing knockdown or orange peal texture we believe there are 2 main things that must happen to ensure a high quality final product

1. Pre texture quality control inspection

All of our knockdown or orange peal projects receive a thorough quality control pre texture inspection, our inspections are done with a 300+ lumen light and take 10+ minutes per 100 sheets to ensure we have a true level 3 before spraying texture.

2. Texture can only be sprayed by the best of the best.

All of our knockdown or orange peal jobs are sprayed by our spray crew that has been doing spray texture all day every day for the last 16 years.

The Steps

Step 1: Frame Walk With The Client

Prior to hanging drywall we always walk the project with our client to ensure the scope of work is 100% understood and to mark electrical boxes and plumbing stubs incase they get covered up.

Optional Step: Floor Cover & Masking

If needed or requested we will always mask off anything that needs to be protected with an adequate material to hold up the life of the project.

Step 2: Stocking

Our partners at L & W Supply, Jones Hertz & Frontier Drywall Supply help us get drywall delivered and stocked exactly where we need it for all of our projects.

Step 3: Hanging And Corner bead Or Bull Nose

Once we have the green light to start, our hanging crews get to work throwing up sheets and corner bead.

Step 4: Scrap Out

After we finish hanging we remove all scraps and left over drywall from the workspace. After all the scraps are removed we do a quick sweep of the work space to maintain a reasonably clean work space.

Step 5: Hanging Inspection

Before any mud or tape goes up, if the project does not receive a screw inspection from the city or county we conduct an in house screw inspection to insure there won’t be any issues down the road. During this inspection we are looking for screws to be 8″ oc on the edges and 12″ oc in the field, we are also looking to make sure there is no loose or moving drywall.

Step 6: Level 3 Finish

After we are scrapped out and pass inspection, our taping crews get to work and finish the drywall to a level 3 finish, meaning 2+ coats over all tape, bead and fasteners.

Step 7: Pre Texture Quality Control Inspection

After our finish crews are done we conduct a thorough inspection prior to texture, inspections will be done with a light of at least 300 lumens. Inspections will take at least 10 minutes per 100 sheets. Any dent, bump or line larger than one 1/8″ will be fixed prior to texture. Inside corners must be finished within 1/8″ of the corner.

Step 8: Mask Off For Texture

Prior to spraying texture we mask off all finished non drywall surfaces that may get caught in over spray

Step 9: Spray Texture

Once everything is masked off, our texture crew sprays the knockdown or orange peal onto the drywall.

Step 10: Final Clean Up

All projects will have the floor scraped flush enough to put in flooring on top without issue, will be fully swept and any mud or over spray on finished non drywall surfaces will be fully cleaned off. If requested the driveway/ exterior entry will be hosed off if the client provides a hose and water.

Step 11: Final Quality Control Inspection

Final inspections will be done with a light of at least 300 lumens. Inspections will take at least 10 minutes per 100 sheets, any dents or bumps that are not consistent with the applied texture will be fixed prior to priming or declaring the project complete.

Optional Step: Spray Primer

We charge between $3-$6 per sheet to prime after texture

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