Matching ceiling texture


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Old 05-08-03, 06:50 PM
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Matching ceiling texture

I have removed a soffit in the kitchen and am trying to match the existing textured ceiling. (see pic). I have a 8" brush and oval brush but neither seems to get the existing look, these brush always put on a 'tigher' more closely grouped pattern. It seem like the brush needs to be about 10" and have clumps of bristles.

Any ideas on what is used to achieve this look?

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Jeff
 
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Old 05-08-03, 07:01 PM
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I guess the pics was more than 2 bytes.

Here is the pic:

http://edit.photos.yahoo.com/edit/je...&.dir=/Kitchen

Thanks
Jeff
 
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Old 05-09-03, 05:56 AM
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Hi Jeff, welcome to the forums.

Couldn't get into your yahoo pic site, guess it only allows the owner of the account access pics. Matching existing texture of any knid is hard to near impossible unless you've been in the game quite awhile. I've never applied it with a brush, we use a texture machine to do it along with a knockdown paddle. My only suggestion would be to practice on some scrap drywall or plywood until you get close & live with the best possible match. Generally what we do in a case like yours is to scrape the old texture off the ceiling & start from scratch. Alot of times it's a lot faster in the long run than trying to match up something. Hope that helps.
You might want to take a look at this pagehttp://doityourself.com/wall/drywalltexture.htm
 
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Old 05-09-03, 11:00 AM
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Do you think this is sprayed on? Its seems to look like a brush effect. I am only patching one small area and dont want to redo the whole room.

The link should take you right to the pic.

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Jeff

http://www.geocities.com/mcex2003/Ki...?1052500305660
 
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Old 05-11-03, 11:58 AM
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Doesn't look like a sprayed on texture, possibly troweled on.
 
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Old 05-11-03, 11:58 AM
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Doesn't look like a sprayed on texture, possibly troweled on, or maybe rolled/ Just have to experiment.
 
 

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