need texture on dry wall

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Old 07-15-02, 08:16 AM
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Question need texture on dry wall

I recently patched a whole in dry wall, only problem now is that it doesnt have texture like the rest of the wall. How do I apply texture to this small area?
 
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Old 07-15-02, 10:01 AM
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That depends on the texture. I used a rolled up plastic bag to match texture on one wall and dragged lines for another wall in my house (and I can't wait ot get rid of them). One of my old apartments would require an oversized comb to repliocate the swirl patterns.
 
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Old 07-15-02, 10:19 AM
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Ok, I guess it's a kind of blotchy texture, no real pattern. You would use a plastic bag and what? are you talking about the during the painting process or do I use the spakle and create texture with that?
 
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Old 07-15-02, 09:40 PM
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I bunched up a plastic bag in my hand and mushed around some stiff drywall mud to mimic the existing plaster texture. I think the "interior decorators" would call it scumbling or some such with thick coats of paint on drywall. I was patching a 6"x9" hole in my pantry, so I wasn't too concerned about the texture since the wall will eventually be gutted with the kitchen. Of course, it came out rather well. I doubt if I could do it again intentionally.
 
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Old 07-17-02, 02:47 PM
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It sounds like you have an orange peel texture or a knockdown texture. If it is an orange peel - its fairly simple - there are aerosole cans for applications to small areas available at Lowes or Home Depot (& smaller places, I'm sure). The cans come with small straws that have different size tubes to produce a different patterns.
I haven't tried the knockdown texture, as I haven't needed to & it seems more complicated. (something like this: Spray thinned joint compound on wall, wait a few minutes - smear with broad knife)
 
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