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How do I match 1950's paint textures on my ceilings without retexturing?


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01-24-06, 10:28 PM   #1  
How do I match 1950's paint textures on my ceilings without retexturing?

I purchased a 1950s home that had HUGE flush-mounted, fluorescent light fixtures in almost every room. These came down in a hurry! Most of the ceilings required minimal repair, however the kitchen and service porch ceilings are extensively damaged. Toggle bolts were fought with so holes will need to be filled, but old paint shrunk and peeled. I have pondered sanding the surface and applying a thinned mud to fill the gap difference.

 
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01-25-06, 05:52 AM   #2  
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Most textures can be duplicated by thinning joint compound to a paint like consistency - the heavier the mud the heavier the texture, thin mud = light texture. May be applied with brush, sponge or roller depending on the texture you are trying to match.


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