Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 68
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeannie Would definitely purchase again
I almost did not buy this because of the reviews but after some extra research I wanted to try. Per the research I did, I soaked my cans in hot water about 10-20 minutes prior to starting. Shake the can at least 2 minutes making sure the ball rattled and the first couple sprays went on the drop cloth because it starts out runny. I sprayed on medium setting, sprayed in a circular motion like the video as well as short bursts and the product worked great. Let it dry at least 20 minutes before using the knockdown tool. I used 4 cans for my 4x8 bathroom and it turned out great. This was also the first time I have ever attempted a project like this and certainly would recommend it to anyone.
April 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wilhelm Air bubbles in finish
Regardless of too much shaking or not enough, this stuff tends to leave tons of air bubbles. After 5 can attempts I paid to have it done. Thought there was a trick. The finish guy said it is hard to work with for that reason and they don't use or recommend it. I wish there was a better option. I don't recall ever having this problem when I used it in the past. I guess they changed their formula or spray.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Superdave4444 Amazing product for drywall repair jobs
The instructions on the can tell you everything you need to know. Of course, there are certain variables Homax cannot account for, like how the customer will move the can as they fling the guide the texture onto the wall, ambient temperature, humidity, etc.
I read the instructions, then practiced on a scrap piece of plywood in the backyard to learn the spray pattern and tune the nozzle to match my wall. Even after doing this, my first attempt was a bit heavy and I had to sand down and restart. Although it's not suggested in the instructions, I painted the wall a contrasting color after my second attempt at applying the Homax texture, to determine which areas were low, then reapplied/knocked down those areas to bring them up a bit. The second attempt came out perfect!
Overall I am very happy with this project and am please with the finished work!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hoppy Great Product...
Began a home improvement project(s) that required cutting into drywall and removing drywall.... The older products by the same company were a little 'weak' to cover replace drywall.... this product is very strong and with a little work the replacement area were hard to see a day or two later... good to have on hand.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Durwood Not as advertised.
Perhaps I got a bad can, but I doubt it after reading some of the other reviews. I've done dry wall texturing/knock dowh with a hopper and compressor before and have gotten professional results. The consistency of what was in the can was very water ever after shaking for several minutes and as I used it. The material ran out of nozzle and down the side of the can. It did not produce a consistent spray pattern and did not dry as they said for the "knock down." It was still watery a half- hour after spraying. After troweling the knock down it there were spots but hardly any detectable texture. I only had to do a five by eight area on the wall and the can ran out before it was complete. I will ask for my money back on this product.
March 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by disableddad Great look and easy to use but, just doesn't go as far as advertised.
This stuff gives you a simple method to match the finish after a repair or if your gun goes poopoo in the middle of a small job (like in my case). I am fully aware that a warm can (as well as shaking) will better assist you in getting all the product out. Yet in no possible way will these cans cover the area that is stated, even in the best of conditions. The claimed coverage for heavy knockdown will finish with a light knockdown. But, this is easy to use , ready to use and looks great. It is a bit expensive for what you are getting
February 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HandyMan Worked great...once I learned the proper method..
I had used this for several years for small patching with decent results. Recently I needed to do an entire small bathroom (5'x 8') and didn't want to try using a sprayer/hopper. I am very pleased with the results, however, some things I learned in order to get good results:
1) If you think you need 1 can, get 2 cans. If you think you need 2 cans, get 3, etc.
2) Use a foam knockdown blade. Any other blade just doesn't work. Homax sells one for about $3.
3) Dial the setting to the heaviest texture (counter-clockwise)
4) Shake the heck out of the can before using and shake it frequently as you use it.
5) Spray in short 1-2 second bursts, while moving your hand in a circular motion about 10 inches from wall.
6) Don't try to make it perfect the first coat. Once you start knocking it down, you'll see where you need to fill in.
7) Let the stuff sit for at least 2 minutes on the wall before knocking it down. Then use the foam blade and move it nearly parallel to the wall. You shouldn't need ANY pressure on the blade. The weight of the blade is enough to knock down the material. Just guide the blade lightly with your fingers, and knockdown about 6 to 8 inches at a time.
8) Change the direction of the blade after each stroke to randomize the knockdown.
Would I do a large room with this product...NO, but I could. But I am thrilled with the results I got, once I figured out how to make it work. I would use this again.
October 23, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TSCAD For those with problems
I purchased this today despite all the negative reviews and when I got home I thought that I should have listened to everyone and not have wasted my money on this. The tip stopped up in less than 2 seconds. I remember reading a tip where you should run the can under hot water for a few minutes and then try again. This worked great and got the job done.
So for those of you having issues with this product be sure to run the can under hot water for a while. If it stops working 1/2 way run it under water again.
September 29, 2011