November 16, 2015
How to Do a Skip Trowel Texture.
Watch this video to learn how to do a skip trowel texture on a wall or ceiling. Also known as a “mud trowel knockdown”, “Santa Fe”, or “Spanish Knockdown”, the skip trowel texture is one of the simplest and easiest to achieve, because the pattern is random. This means you don’t have to be especially precise to achieve a beautiful texture.
This is also a great texture to use to conceal flaws in the surface of the wall or ceiling, or to conceal exposed drywall tape.
We show you:
- The tools you need to do the job
- How to select the right joint compound (mud) for the texturing
- How to achieve different degrees of texture, from very light to very heavy and pronounced
You can do this!
by See Jane Drill, Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved
Thank you for the many tips from your videos posted in You tube. I’ve learned many and different ways to use power tools in wood work. Thank you again.
Hi Fernando, glad we’ve been of help to you! Thanks for writing.
Hi I want to do a skip trowel on my walls but you didn’t say exactly what kind of compound and how to mix it? Kinda new at this and want to make sure I mix exactly right. Also can I use the bucket compound or is bag better? Thank you for posting the video
Firstly, thank you for sharing your expertise and making what can often be an ‘I don’t think I can do it myself project’ an ‘I can do it myself project’.
I am considering doing a skip trowel texture on a previously painted (semi-gloss paint) wall. Might I ask, please, what kind of prep (if any) needs to be done to this type of situation?
Thank you in advance for any advice you might be able to provide.