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    I've worked with some of that "vinyl" wood products. Granted it was for interior finish work I helped a friend with a few years back. It sort of weird to work with. It took awhile to get the speed I went through a cut with my miter saw. The stuff sort of melted as the blade went through. I finally got it speed right so there was the minimal ball of melted product on the back side to clean up with a razor knife and sanding. He got the stuff cos' he got it cheap. If I had my choice I wouldn't use it. It gummed up and dulled two 12 in miter saw blades. My bud was very cool about it, not only did he take the blades and get them sharpened, he bought a new blade to go with the deal. Those blades are not cheap.

    The other draw back about using composites, vinyls, ect... you may not be able to paint them, so the color you get is what you live with, regardless if you change the color of your home.

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    Anyone have any tips on how to spray/match knockdown on drywall?


    Well, it depends on the size of the job. They do sell rattle cans of the stuff at the home improvement stores, that come in various patterns, ie, orange peel, ect. and have funky adjustable nozzles. They are expensive and you wouldn't want to use them to do much more than a 4'x8' foot patch with them cos' of the cost. If you have access to a hopper gun, this is the most effective way to do large areas. You can buy a "home owners" model for under a100 bucks, but you need an air compressor too.

    Actually with a little practice on a piece of scrap dry wall, or something, you'd be surprised how well you can match some patch work with just dabbing your mud on the wall, and knocking it down with your flattened knife or even a moist sponge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest View Post
    Anyone have any tips on how to spray/match knockdown on drywall?


    Well, it depends on the size of the job. They do sell rattle cans of the stuff at the home improvement stores, that come in various patterns, ie, orange peel, ect. and have funky adjustable nozzles. They are expensive and you wouldn't want to use them to do much more than a 4'x8' foot patch with them cos' of the cost. If you have access to a hopper gun, this is the most effective way to do large areas. You can buy a "home owners" model for under a100 bucks, but you need an air compressor too.

    Actually with a little practice on a piece of scrap dry wall, or something, you'd be surprised how well you can match some patch work with just dabbing your mud on the wall, and knocking it down with your flattened knife or even a moist sponge.
    I've used the rattle cans for patch and touch up work and they're perfect for that. Definitely not for large surface work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest View Post
    Anyone have any tips on how to spray/match knockdown on drywall?


    Well, it depends on the size of the job. They do sell rattle cans of the stuff at the home improvement stores, that come in various patterns, ie, orange peel, ect. and have funky adjustable nozzles. They are expensive and you wouldn't want to use them to do much more than a 4'x8' foot patch with them cos' of the cost. If you have access to a hopper gun, this is the most effective way to do large areas. You can buy a "home owners" model for under a100 bucks, but you need an air compressor too.

    Actually with a little practice on a piece of scrap dry wall, or something, you'd be surprised how well you can match some patch work with just dabbing your mud on the wall, and knocking it down with your flattened knife or even a moist sponge.

    Perfect. I forgot about the spray cans. I have a decent sized hole I need to patch. My Labrador decided to hip check the wall (okay, maybe i shouldnt throw the tennis ball in the house) and left a decent 12x12" hole.. =\

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1178 View Post
    Some please explain this to me. I really don't get it.

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