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Bare Strips on Textured Ceiling after Removing Fake Beams

Old 01-03-13, 03:55 PM
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Bare Strips on Textured Ceiling after Removing Fake Beams

We have removed some fake beams from our ceiling and now need to make the strips match the rest of the ceiling. The strips are bare brown drywall with some spackling/plaster compound in patches. The rest of the ceiling is a sand-textured finish.

My idea was to try to test some color samples for a match and then to mix in a paint-texture product (Homax, sand, medium finish) when I get the paint color right and cover the bare strips.

I know I will never get it to match exactly, but as long as it's close, I'm fine with it. I just don't want the eye drawn upward.

I have several questions:
1. Should I first coat the drywall/plastery patches with some kind of product to make the textured coat stick better?

2. In case it looks very bad when finished, is it possible to spray paint over this textured stuff (in that case, I would paint the whole ceiling)?

I actually wanted to have the sand texture removed, but when I heard it might have asbestos, didn't want to touch it.

Thanks for any advice.
Old 01-03-13, 04:46 PM
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Kate, welcome to the forums!! It sure would help us to be able to see what you are seeing. Can you post a couple of pictures of your situation? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
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Pics would be nice

I'm not aware of asbestos being used with sand texture although it was fairly common in popcorn [acoustic] texture prior to the 80's.

How big is the ceiling? how many fake beams? It shouldn't be too hard to get the texture close but depending on how old the ceiling paint job is - it might be difficult to get the color right over the entire space. Personally, I'd probably roll the ceiling if you need to repaint. Overspray can/will go everywhere and the prep needed to keep the overspray off of everything will often exceed the time saved.

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