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# How much texture mud do I need?

When applying thick knockdown finishes, expect to use about 1 gallon of joint compound per 50 square feet of ceiling space. Thick finishes are applied with trowels or are rolled on with a paint roller and then knocked down with a drywall trowel. Only about 75 percent of the surface needs to be covered.

Also to know is, how much drywall mud Do I need calculator?

As a general rule, estimate 0.053 pounds of mud per square foot of drywall. So, multiply the total number of square feet by 0.053 to determine how many pounds of compound you'll need. For example, if you are putting up 1,600 square feet of drywall, you would need: 1,600 x 0.053 = 84.8 pounds of compound.

One may also ask, how much drywall mud do I need for orange peel texture? About one bucket of mud per room is the ratio here—mix it up using a drill with a paddle attachment or a mud masher until it's about the consistency of pancake batter. Fill your hopper up about half to three-quarters of the way full, and set the nozzle on your air compressor to 100 pounds.

Similarly, it is asked, can you use drywall mud for texture?

Regular drywall joint compound, or mud, is generally used to create the knockdown texture. You can use the premixed variety or mix your own. Either way, you must be able to spray the mixture with the hopper gun, so it should be about the consistency of pancake batter or thick paint.

How much does it cost to tape and mud drywall?

Cost to Tape and Mud Drywall

Drywall Materials Average Cost
13 Tubes of Drywall Adhesive @ \$4 each \$52
3 Rolls of Joint Tape @ \$3 each (197 feet of tape needed for 528 sqft + 1 extra roll) \$9
Two 3.5-gallon Boxes Mud & Joint Compound @ \$8 each (350 sq. ft. per box) \$16
4 Boxes of Drywall Screws @ \$7 each (180 per box) \$28

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