patching a textured wall


Old 03-02-02, 04:17 AM
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patching a textured wall

I would like to patch two holes(removed electrical boxes) in a textured plaster wall. How can I get the texture of the patch to match the existing. Thank you for any help you could offer
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Old 03-02-02, 04:25 PM
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The best way to duplicate the texture depends on what the texture looks like. If it is an exterior rough plaster then I recommend VIP ter-polymer with texture. It is a rubbery goo and the texture stuff has grit in it that looks just like plaster. It also comes without texture for smooth surfaces. It is really a patching elastomeric (stretchy) for problem areas. It must be painted after it dries.

It may be easier to just mix up some plaster and use that. If so, allow the plaster to cure for 6 weeks before painting so that the paint doesn't get alkali burn and peel off.

For other textures, I have had great success with those spray cans that come with the little straw. Stay away from the acoustical ceiling texture in a can. It doesn't work well.

Hope this helps you. :=)
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