Matching texture of plaster walls.


Old 04-26-00, 11:40 AM
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I am working on a 1913 vintage home with lath and plaster walls. Previous owners have made some rather unfortunate modifications, and I must replace a section of drywall which abuts an original lath and plaster wall. The original wall has a slightly rough, pebbly texture. How can I match this texture on the drywall? There are also areas in the house where sections of plaster have been damaged, and need to be patched. How can I match the texture there as well?
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Old 04-26-00, 06:06 PM
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Matching existing texture is 90 % of the fun of redoing an old house. Get creative!! Take several scraps of sheetrock (a couple feet square or so) and try different techniques. A sponge, a wad of newspaper, a trough or blade; blot it, wipe it... play around and experiment until you find something that works. Good luck, and have fun!

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