Easy and cheap way to fix these scuffs and wall texture?

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Old 01-23-16, 12:06 PM
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Easy and cheap way to fix these scuffs and wall texture?

Is there an easy and cheap way to fix these scuffs, and shotty repair patch up job? My OCD is killing me with the texture variences. Cleary my attempt at fixing itwas bad and the paint over it only hilights the scuffs. I'm going to paint it white now.Name:  20160123_122644_resized.jpg
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Old 01-23-16, 12:13 PM
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First you need to make the repair level with the rest of the wall. You'd then need to texture it. The original texture was sprayed on and you can buy aerosol cans of texture although that can be fairly messy. I'd take some thinned down joint compound and pat it over the repair with a sponge.
 
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What's joint compound?

Do I need to sand down some areas?
 
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The fix is cheap but may not be easy. Using joint compound could be considered an art. It takes a lot of experience to master it. However, you could try to put a light coat over the scuff marks but it will create another problem. It won't match the texture that is currently there. If you want to match that texture, you would have to mix the sand with the paint & go over that section again. It might be easier to overcome your OCD. It really doesn't look that bad to me, if that's any consolation.
 
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joint compound is the plaster like material used to finish drywall.

I was thinking it was an orange peel texture but if Pulpo is right that it's a sand finish you'd need to get the sand texture additive to mix with the paint ..... it's probably been 20+ yrs since I've messed with any sand texture. The fix is still the same as the repairs need to be level with the underlying drywall. That will make a slick spot on the wall that needs to be textured so it will blend in.
 
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OCD is tough - depending on how bad you have it, the 'solution' might be to re-do the entire ceiling.
Hopefully the advice you've received thus far will keep you from having to go that far.

Practicing texture application on scrap material or cardboard can help you perfect your technique before you move to the real surface.
 
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