Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 24
Rated 5 out of 5Â by farmgirl95602 Great stuff for small patches
My dog would lay against the wall and make dirty spots and scratch the drywall with his nails leaving a bare spot.
I washed the wall and let it dry. Then I applied the wall knockdown per instructions. Unlike drywall patch, it puts little blotches on the wall. I let it almost dry, per instructions, and knocked it down with a trowel. Now you'd never know that anything happened to the wall because the texture is there.
The nozzle is adjustable so that it could make the popcorn look that is not knocked down.
June 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Darr Hard to use. Very disappointed.
I followed the directions to the letter. When knocking it down, it tended to smear rather than flatten. They recommend covering the wall about 70-80% but when I encountered this problem I tried using several difference coverage amounts between about 25% and 90% and I could not get it to look decent. They say to not let it sit for longer than 1-2 minutes before knocking it down. It is so thin within that time window that it just smears. I spoke to a contractor who did some texturing at my house and he thought it should sit for much longer than what they recommend.
So, I used it once and then put it away for several months, reapplying the red clip and clearing it (spraying upside down) just as instructed. I had a couple more spots to spray just now and the thing was completely clogged. I spent 20 minutes trying to get it unclogged so I could use it. Finally, I got it unclogged but when I went to spray it, the nozzle stuck in the on position and continued to spray. Fortunately, I was holding a heavy piece of paper as a guard and I let it spray onto that while I made my way to the garbage in the garage to dispose of it (still spraying). So, I paid about $25 for the can and the knockdown tool and I was able to use just about 5% of the can. And the 5% that I used ended up looking bad. Thanks a lot, Homax.
June 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by HarryLJ Doesn't match what the pros do
After reading the reviews I decided to try my luck with this product. . I've used other knockdown texture products in the past, but Homax is the only one that anyone carries anymore.I used 3 cans to do an area the size of a doorway(both sides). I shook the cans for a good 5 minutes after the ball started to rattle. Ambient temperature was about 70F. No matter how I tried I couldn't match the existing heavy knockdown texture on the surrounding walls. The product is too runny, and for nearly $20 the can sure doesn't go too far before it peters out. I tried waiting up to 5 minutes after application and still couldn't get nice thick islands like the original surface. It was like applying very thin drywall paste I guess I'm going to have to pay a pro to do it. If you have a wall with a light-medium knockdown texture this will probably do the trick. For heavier textures look elsewhere.
November 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by John Needs some work
When used for heavy knockdown, the spray tip ends up sputtering and much of the product is lost on the drop cloth. Also, when the can is out of propellant, it seems like there is still product in the can. A bit pricey for the coverage.
October 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Dubya Applies way too thin
Had put up new walls and needed knockdown spray to match the existing texture around the house. I made sure to move the top yellow setting over to "heavy," and even put the can in cold water for 15-20 minutes as suggested by Homax customer care in another review here. I had no problem spreading the texture but it spreads so thinly that after priming/painting, it's hard to tell the walls are even textured at all. The original knockdown around the house was professionally done, so I know this wasn't going to match up perfectly, but the difference in thickness is very noticeable and in the end disappointing.
August 21, 2014