Help matching Ceiling Texture

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Old 05-20-14, 09:44 PM
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Help matching Ceiling Texture

I had some water damage (problem fixed) but now need to repair a few areas of damage to the ceiling. Anyone know how to duplicate this texture? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 05-21-14, 03:43 AM
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Welcome to the forums Casey!

The texture is made from joint compound that is thinned with water. The thinner the mud, the lighter the texture. I'm not positive but I think that texture was made using a crow's foot brush. Basically you roll on some thin j/c and then 'stomp' it with the brush. I believe that texture was applied fairly thin and then lightly stomped.

While getting a perfect match takes expertise or experimentation, it's not overly difficult. If it doesn't come out right it's a simple matter to either wipe/scrape it off while wet or sand it down when dry and try again.

What size area do you need to texture?
 
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Old 05-21-14, 05:52 AM
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Thanks so much for the reply. Most are small areas, maybe 1x2 feet is biggest, so doesn't need to be perfect just close. I added a bonus room recently and will need to do that entire ceiling as well (bare drywall right now). I thought it was crowsfoot as well and got one of those (single) but couldn't get close. It was a new brush so maybe I'll try soaking/flattening it more and thinning the mud more much more than I did (I didn't thin my sample much at all). Then, I'll keep experimenting. If you have other ideas don't hesitate to recommend. Again, thank you so much for your advice and wisdom.
 
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Old 05-21-14, 06:36 AM
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Try thinning some mud to about a thick paint consistency and texture one patch. You should be able to determine from there if it's too thick or too thin. There is a difference between a new brush and an old worn one - but you should be able to get close.
 
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