How to achieve this subtle texture?

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Old 01-07-16, 07:06 PM
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How to achieve this subtle texture?

I have to patch drywall and it's very subtle. How can this be achieved? 1st: pic up close, 2nd farther away. Attachment 61238Name:  photo 2 (5).jpg
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Old 01-08-16, 04:04 AM
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It is called orange peel and is thinned down joint compound sprayed through a hopper machine that is hooked up to an air compressor. Liken it to spitting texture on the wall.
 
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Old 01-08-16, 04:05 AM
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That's an orange peel texture. It's made from either thinned down joint compound or powdered texture mixed with water and then sprayed on with a hopper gun. How much texture do you need to apply? I've patted the texture on with a sponge for minor repairs, you can also buy it in an aerosol can.
 
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Our paint guy has gotten pretty good with the aerosol cans for repairs. Practicing on scrap material or cardboard to perfect your technique before moving to the wall can be helpful. For larger areas, I'd go with the hopper.
 
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Our walls have very similar texture which I need to spot texture a few cracks, divots and nail holes. My question - is that a sprayed on texture then painted over or is it just paint that's sprayed on "globby" which resembles that orange peel in the picture?
 
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Old 08-19-16, 03:24 PM
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If you are referring to the texture in post #1 - it was sprayed on.
 
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Old 08-19-16, 04:08 PM
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@ marksr - Couldn't one just use (in my case) eggshell latex paint and an 1" or 1 1/4" roller and achieve the same effect on my patched over and sanded smooth nail pop repairs areas. (try and match/blend it with the existing texture)? Seems to me that would be easier than coming up with a watered down joint compound recipe to try and match the existing texture - then having to paint over it again.
 
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Old 08-20-16, 04:11 AM
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It would take multiple coats of paint to get even close to the orange peel texture. I often apply a light orange peel texture to repairs made to slick finished walls that have multiple coats of paint rolled on them. You can buy aerosol cans of orange peel texture.
 
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