I have an air compressor and a hopper gun. I have been success only sometimes getting the right consistency. The last time I used the spray gun, I think the mixture was too thin because when I went to lightly smooth down the spray, I kind of even a lot of it out and I didn't get the thicker blobs on the wall.

Can anyone here recommend a method to measure the mixture before you start spraying? What size hole opening do you use on the hopper? I tried 3/8, but I think next time I might try a smaller hole to see if I can get a the thicker blobs on to the wall which will then give the desired effects.

I'm looking for heavy ridges in the texture...

I can post pictures of what I'm looking for if anyone needs more info.