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re-texturing over exiting texture that is painted - to match correct texture

re-texturing over exiting texture that is painted - to match correct texture


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Old 01-03-18, 10:43 PM
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re-texturing over exiting texture that is painted - to match correct texture

https://imgur.com/Ua4Z4eX

The corner with the lamp used to house a fireplace and rock wall which I tore out a few months ago. I sheetrocked it in and then did a crummy job spray texturing the sheetrock with joint-compound.

Here's a close-up shot where you can see the texture mismatch. The left side is what I want the right side to look like. Can someone give me an idea on how to create a similar texture? Maybe a recommendation on joint compound, consistency and PSI with the spray gun.

https://imgur.com/uobRi9L

Any help is much appreciated
 
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Old 01-04-18, 04:14 AM
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Did you use a hopper gun or an aerosol can of texture? It looks like either the texture was too thin or too small of a tip was used. Try a little heavier mix and the next size bigger orifice.
 
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Old 01-04-18, 08:45 AM
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Hopper gun. How do you pros do it? Try different consistencies and then shoot a piece of cardboard until it looks right?
 
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After awhile you kind of know which consistency and orifice size you'll need .... and then maybe tweak it a little.

A scrap piece of cardboard [or whatever] is good for dialing it in. I'd make your mix a tad thicker than last time and use the next size bigger orifice.
 
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Old 01-04-18, 11:27 AM
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I think it's easier and better looking to skim coat the entire wall and spray new texture rather than trying to match the existing texture.
The skim coat only needs to be thin and sanded slightly with a pole sander. Regular all-purpose mud will stick to the wall well.
 
 

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