Matching a sprayed on textured ceiling

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Old 05-06-12, 06:37 AM
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Matching a sprayed on textured ceiling

I have managed to learn to texture paint pretty well using thinned joint compound and varous rollers. I have to fix a ceiling joint in a condo that has separated. I can fill the gap using the above, but this ceiling has very proficient bumps for texture that must have been sprayed on with a gun of some sort. How do I manage to replace that without calling in a gun crew and doing the whole thing? It lookes like the ceiling surface has chicken pox, with the bumps painted over!

Thanks for any tips on this!
 
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Old 05-06-12, 07:35 AM
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Without a picture it is hard to tell what you have but it sounds like a "popcorn" type texture.
There are quite a few patching products out there but most have limited results. Wagner has a self contained texture gun for about $100 that I have read good reviews on. Otherwise, if you have a air compressor, you can pick up a hopper for about $40 and shoot your own. A bag of medium texture is less than $10
 
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Ya, we need to know what type of texture it is. If it's popcorn, you can get some in a spray can. Not as good as using a hopper gun but might be good enough for a repair.
 
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Popcorn Texture Application

I will look for something at the home improvement warehouse that you describe in a spray can. I only have a small area to do, so if I have what you think I have, it should be good. Thanks for the replies!
 
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Old 05-07-12, 05:05 AM
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Here's one example of spray can texture - Shop Homax 14 Oz. Popcorn Ceiling Texture at Lowes.com
 
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I like to practice on scrap wood or cardboard until I get the texture to look like I want and then move to the actual surface.
 
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