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How to patch this ceiling knockdown texture?

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Old 03-07-20, 04:48 AM
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How to patch this ceiling knockdown texture?

Hi all,
I'm hoping to get some guidance on how to properly patch the ceiling texture shown here: Google Image Result for https://www.decoraid.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/sand-swirl-wall-texture-ideas-1024x768.jpg

My searches online don't shown this particular pattern so I need to know the proper tools/process to replicate this pattern.

I'll try to attach some pics from my actual ceiling too. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Jason
 
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Old 03-07-20, 05:01 AM
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That looks more like a skip trowel texture than knockdown. Basically you take a trowel, spread the mud and then skip across it to get the desired pattern. I've done small repairs using a drywall knife.
 
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Old 03-07-20, 05:33 AM
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Thank you marksr. Would you know...would this be done using out-of-the-bucket mud or would I need to thin it out first? Anytime I've tried to replicate it...I fail miserably
 
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That video shows about all you need to know. She used a setting joint compound. If the texture is not too heavy you can use all purpose. All purpose will get shrink cracks if it is too heavy. What she said about only one person doing the texture is right, especially if one is right handed and one is not. Study your texture a bit and you will see which way the swirls go. Go the same direction. After the patch is on and taped and finished then texture it. Don't lap too much onto the existing work. Get the field to your satisfaction then dress up the laps. And remember if you use setting mud, until it sets you can wipe it off and start over.
 
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Old 03-08-20, 03:55 AM
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Personally I wouldn't use setting mud for texture unless that was all I had to work with. I always thin the premixed mud, how much depends on the texture being matched. The more the mud is thinned the lighter the texture will be.
 
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Thank you Manden and tightcoat! This is so helpful and perfect!! I really appreciate you sharing this.
 
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Old 03-09-20, 03:49 AM
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Thank you again marksr! I think I have what I need now to give this a shot.
 
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