what texture is this?


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Old 03-03-21, 10:13 PM
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what texture is this?


Can someone tell me what type of finish this is and possibly a link to how to achieve it? Will it work on a ceiling with severe flaws? Thanks
 
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Old 03-04-21, 06:06 AM
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That looks like an embossed pattern in the ceiling tile during manufacturing process. I don't think you can duplicate it via brush or roller. If it's critical to match, you might experiment with using a cheap roller and start cutting out portions of the nap and see what happens.

That's kind of weird picture. The lower potion looks like your in front of it. But the upper section with your hand appears to be behind the panel and it's translucent.
 
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Old 03-04-21, 05:42 PM
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Its not me. Its a photographers self portrait that he is moving but the camera is on a tripod. I tried to cut him out as much as possible. I have a newly drywalled ceiling with huge gass and the whole house is crooked both ways.. so the drywall is as well. Im not a fan of texture but I did like this pic. I dont know what to do with this. I'm attempting diy with the help of a friend
 
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Old 03-04-21, 07:27 PM
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You have me thinking.. maybe I could buy a piece of ceiling tile and gouge some chunks out and use it in a stamp-like fashion? Would something like that work

 
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Old 03-04-21, 07:50 PM
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There are many types of ceiling patterns. I've watched it done. It doesn't look hard but it's not easy to maintain an even pattern. I'm a DIY'er but I don't think that's something I'd be good at or try. I do know there are videos on you tube that show ceilings being covered. In the following link are pictures of some types of ceilings. Maybe that will help you come up with a type of finish by name.
Ceiling textures
 
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Old 03-05-21, 12:05 AM
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You helped me for sure. It is most likely the tree bark texture. I can only find YouTube videos on it for walls. Cannot find ceiling techniques
 
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Old 03-06-21, 02:10 PM
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I think this is a lot like the one called treebark in the link by Pjmax. This is a staple in the EIFS finishes. The texture is in the material. It is an aggregated material with some coarser, roundish pebbles on it. A hard float of some kind is dragged across the wet material, in this case in only one direction and the coarser roundish pebbles are snagged and dragged leaving the grooves. If this is done with a circular motion it looks like worm tracks.
I think this could be achieved with drywall material with some fine sand and a little coarse sand and then applied and dragged with the proper hard float maybe rubber, cork, smooth neoprene or plastic. It would take some experiments to get the right amount and ratio of aggregates and probably add some paint to the mixture to replace some of the glue that is diluted by the aggregates. It might be fun to try to get this with drywall it would be easier to do it with an EIFS finish. Yes that material can be used in interiors.
 
 

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