Ceiling Texture Identification

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Old 03-29-11, 09:23 AM
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Ceiling Texture Identification

Hello--
We need to do some ceiling texturing, having removed an ugly light fixture some time ago. (I hope my photos are clear enough!)

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http://img858.imageshack.us/img858/264/dsc0025k.jpg

Thank you so much for any help and/or suggestions!
Jil
 
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Old 03-29-11, 01:03 PM
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Its hard to tell without a larger picture of the entire ceiling but what you have is called stipple texture. It look like someone rolled or sprayed on mud then dabbed a brush all over it. shouldn't be too hard to match. then you will have to paint the entire ceiling to blend it all in.
 
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The 2nd pic looks like it may have been sprayed 1st, but a roller should work fine. You'll need to experiment with both the joint compound thickness and the brush but as noted above - it shouldn't be too difficult
 
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What kind of mud would you recommend, or not recommend? Will it need to be thinned? What does the brush look like?
 
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Old 03-29-11, 05:26 PM
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Use plus 3 lightweight mud. Thin it down to the consistancy of pancake batter. You can use a large paint brush. You need something with soft bristles. get a 3/8 " nap roller and a pan. roll the entire area with a good amount of mud. then dip your brush in mud and slap it on the ceiling and pull off so you leave the sharp tips.
 
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I like to practive on scrap wood or cardboard and perfect the technique there before moving to the wall or ceiling in need of repair
 
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Thanks for your help, all of you! We will probably tackle this project this weekend.
 
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A textured ceiling is any ceiling in which the entire plane is not flat; this could be raised moldings, paint textures such as the popular "popcorn" ceilings and tiling, carving or framing of any sort.
 
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