How to Apply Knock-Down Ceiling Texture

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Air compressor
  • Air hose
  • Corded drill
  • Dust mask
  • Hearing protection
  • Safety glasses

Mixing paddle, acoustical sprayer and gun (rental), Lexan knockdown knife.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Canvas drop cloth
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic sheeting
  • All-purpose joint compound