Matching up plaster texture


Old 10-21-16, 08:23 PM
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Matching up plaster texture

Hi All,

I've added a window to my living room and now need to (try to) match the textured plaster (circa 1976). Can anyone tell me what this (attached) method is so I can research, or better yet, provide some guidance? The photo is approximately a 3'x4' section for scale. The large ridges are 3"-6" long. Thanks!!

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Old 10-22-16, 03:02 AM
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Some type of brush was pressed into the wet joint compound or plaster. Figuring out what brush was used is the hard part
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I haven't seen a brush like this. The closest I have seen is called a Double Crows Foot Texture Brush.
Whoever did this was pretty artistic, it looks like leaves to me. You might be able to make some kind of rubber mold, but I've never tried anything like that.
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I was also thinking crowsfoot .... maybe a piece of a crowsfoot brush.
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I think it was a brush like a crows foot brush would be before the bristles were flattened out. Plasterers call it a browning brush. The width of the brush, the length of the bristles, the kind of bristles and the consistency of the mud all have to be right. Once you figure out the right tool and mud slapping the side of the ends of the bristles will give you the look. Maybe just as the mud set or maybe after it dried some of the high points were slightly flattened of shaved off. Experiment, have fun. Once you get th right combination it is so easy you might decide to go into business.
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