Now there’s a word I didn’t know a month ago: knockdown. We wanted a modern ceiling, not that 60’s popcorn or the cracked and impossible-to-repair flat plaster ceiling in our 80+ year old house. We do like the look of a flat ceiling, but we were advised that they take much longer to prepare, and again, if there are any imperfections, they would be amplified (as with our current house). Apparently, knockdown is the current way to go, and that’s how we’ve gone.
ceiling at bulkhead
So, what is knockdown? There are some definitions online
, but the best explanation we got was that it is spray-on mud compound, not unlike the old popcorn spray, that is then “knocked down” with a trowel. The first and second floor ceilings are all done this way, with the exception of the kitchen are, which has a lowered ceiling and has been finished as a smooth surface and will be painted.
The basement ceiling is another story completely, which I will save for another day.
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