Color matching repaired popcorn


Old 02-13-10, 08:28 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
Color matching repaired popcorn

How do you tint the color of the popcorn patch repair material. In the past, when I put on the "tinted" patch from Homex or the Kiltz stain blocker, that color is always much whiter than the surrounding popcorn. What tint do you use to "age" the repair to match the surrounding area?
Sponsored Links
Old 02-13-10, 09:37 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: California
Posts: 1,722
There were literally dozens of brands of aggregated texture when those were popular. Each of them was a little different shade. Environmental conditions in the house affect the present color. Your best bet is to get a texture match then paint the lid.

I suppose you could tint the patch material but the only way I know to do it is by trial and error. That could take days to make a sample, put it on, let it dry, adjust the color and try again and again. Then there is a good chance that the color matched patch will age differently than the original. It would be faster to patch it taking pains to match the texture then paint.

And remember: "Texture is color and color is texture." Even something so slight as a different angle of the sprayer compared to the original will look a different color even when all painted the same.

Now might be a good time to take it all off and modernize.

Last edited by tightcoat; 02-13-10 at 10:50 AM.
Old 02-13-10, 09:54 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 43,792
I've never bothered to get the popcorn texture color repair to match the rest of the ceiling. Painting the entire ceiling takes care of any color differences and if you intend to keep the popcorn - it should be painted.

I do agree that removing the popcorn is the best option

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes