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Re: matching texture

Posted By: ray
Thursday, 19 July 2001, at 6:58 a.m.

In Response To: matching texture (Sandra Hartwig)

Sandra,

It's real hard to say without being able to see the actual existing texture. I have seen ceiling and wall texture similar to your description. Some people use silica sand, small styrafoam balls (there is textured paint) ,I've even seen sand used! These are usually added to the finish coat or 'white coat' when plastering or added to the finish/ final coat when using drywall.There are times when the texture is rolled on. A finisher will use what they can to match an existing texture as closely as possible but as I stated, I would have to be able to see it.

It can be tricky applying this type of texture as you can 'drag' the compound and create a scratched look.

If your walls /finish are relatively smoothe with the existing texture being just what appears to be tiny balls, I would consider the textured paint. You may be able to add a little of the silica etc...if a heavier look is desired or needed to match.

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