Knockdown Finish

This finish is a very common texture for residential homes. Similar to orange peel, the look is achieved by spraying, troweling, or rolling dry wall joint compound onto walls or ceilings. The resulting spotted, naturalistic texture adds dimensional visual impact while also handily hiding any surface imperfections. Within knockdown, there are three main types of textures, splatter, stomp, and mud towel, each requiring unique tools and techniques.