Yes, we just built a playroom and used a 5 gallon bucket of joint compound to texture the walls. Thin it out a little adding extra water (just a little) then use a deep nap roller to roll it on (it will help you build up your arm muscles). Then take a mud knife and run it over the texturing lightly to level out the high spots. The playroom looks great but I suggest trying out some test peices before you get to the real thing so you know how to make it all work. Let me know if you use this and how it turns out
Hi...I did the same thing using joint compound...I smoothed it all over the wall then dabbed a Greek sea sponge over it, let it dry, lightly sanded the "peaks" and painted...it turned out great !!