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Add more visual interest or easily hide nicks and dings to your walls with a textured finish. Knockdown, holy smooth, orange peel, and popcorn finishes look beautiful in any home in Gainesville, Waldo, Hampton, Brooker, Archer, Micanopy, Alachua, Newberry or the surrounding area.
Orange peel is a popular spray-on texture because it hides imperfections but is not as dramatic as a popcorn texture. Preferred by many homeowners in Gainesville because of its exceptionally fast drying time, orange peel texture does not require any trowel work or a professional spray applicator to control the dimple size.
While many homeowners are removing older popcorn ceilings, newer, more updated versions of the popcorn texture are going up. Used at home for its insulating properties, today's popcorn texture is visually crisper with distinct peaks and valleys.
One of the most popular textured spray finishes in homes today is "knockdown." The knockdown texture has three types: mud trowel, splatter and stomp. All have textured relief characteristics but feature a distinct look.
Mud Trowel: Used in homes throughout the Gainesville area, "mud trowel" provides the most subtle texture. Drywall mud is applied over the surface and then skimmed off to create a subtle relief using a drywall trowel with a curved blade. This technique requires several coats, expert technique and longer drying time.
Splatter: The least expensive and quickest to apply option, splatter has the look of Spanish stucco. Wet drywall mud is sprayed with a hopper gun. Then we flatten the peaks with a knockdown knife. This creates a subtler look than stomp with a subtle raised texture that leaves around 60 percent of the surface flat on your wall.
Stomp: Sometimes called holy smooth, this technique provides a nubby more elevated texture in your home than splatter or mud trowel. To create the spikes the professional painters from North Florida Painting of Alachua, LLC apply a thin mix of drywall mud with a paint roller. Finally, a crows-foot brush is stomped into the mud before flattening it with a standard knockdown knife.
Prep Work & Clean-Up: With the right type of spray gun and expertise, texture spraying or knockdown treatments provide consistent texture within a short period of time. One of the most important, but often overlooked, aspects of texture spraying or knockdown application is the prep work that must be done in your home first. Our professional painters pay close attention to covering furniture and surfaces, as well as preparing your ceilings and walls to ensure a high-quality result. North Florida Painting of Alachua, LLC's painters are very conscientious when it comes to being clean and tidy. We keep our work area clean and complete a full clean-up quickly after finishing the project.
You deserve to know the cost of texture spraying, holy smooth and knockdown treatments with complete certainty. Some painting companies and painting contractors offer only a simple estimate, leaving the total price of supplies and the true cost of labor until the job is complete.
With North Florida Painting of Alachua, LLC, there are no surprise costs. As your project progresses, we discuss all changes to the estimate with you. North Florida Painting of Alachua, LLC's knockdown and textured spraying specialists conduct a comprehensive review of your project. Next, North Florida Painting of Alachua, LLC provides you with a price that includes not just painting supplies or labor but the total cost of your holy smooth or textured spraying project.
If you live in Gainesville, Waldo, Hampton, Brooker, Archer, Micanopy, Alachua, Newberry or other parts of the area and you would like a textured finish in your home applied by one of the best painting contractors in the area, give us a call today at 352-376-3700. We are happy to give you a free quote for the services you are requesting.
Terry and his crew repainted 25 colonial windows in my 84 year old Duck Pond house, they also pressure washed the exterior. My window look new again! Terry painted my house 6 years ago, he was referred to me by the manager of Sherwin-Williams Paint as the best painter in town. They start early, no noise, radio's or smoking and get it done. If you want the best call North Florida Painting.
I used North Florida Painting after speaking to and inspecting our property with three firms offering proposals for the work to be done. Terry Jertberg was straightforward, professional and informative about the process, materials used and timeframes needed. The workers arrived on time as promised with Mr. Jertberg present and directing the job. They were efficient, very neat, talented and extremely professional. They used Sherwin-Williams products. I would recommend them and have given their name to several neighbors who saw how great my exterior painting came out.
Terry did a tremendous job on painting our home. He thoroughly listened to what we wanted and more than delivered! We told him we wanted to use Sherwin-Williams Emerald Rain Refresh paint which is brand new to the market. This paint is like Rain X for your car and literally washes dirt off the side of the house while it's raining or with a hose.
We also asked him to install new light fixtures on the outside of the house, paint a chair that sits on our porch, paint the vents on the roof, as well as install garage door accents. He even fixed our chimney that he noticed needed a slight repair. He truly cares about what he's doing and treated this job like it was his own house he was painting. If you are looking for a painter do yourself a favor; stop searching and just pick up the phone and call Terry. You'll be glad you did! Thanks for the refresh Terry, we are super happy with the results.