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Old 03-02-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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ceiling texture?


I will be renting a gun to do this. i am wondering what is the material to use for it. the rest of the house has an "accoustical" popcorn type.


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Old 03-02-2010, 02:13 PM   #2
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have you ever sprayed texture before? If not it can be difficult. Practice in the garage first.

Should be any spray texture material. If your renting the gun at homedepot, they can show you where the mud is

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trust me i was going to practice. I have a couple scrap sheets of rock laying around that i was going to practice on.

Also do i prime the ceiling before or after i texture it?
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HD and Lowes both carry the acoustical ceiling spray. I've seen it in the paint dept. as well as the drywall section. I like to mix the spray and let it sit overnight before use. It needs to be pretty thin also. The compressor will be the key to success. If you rent the whole rig from HD, you're fine. Generally speaking, if you just rent a gun and use your own compressor, it needs to have a pretty high cfm rate of air flow. You probably only need 40 psi, but the air to the gun is constant (unless you add a shutoff) so the compressor will struggle to keep up. The trigger just controls the material feed through the hopper, not air flow. (At least the guns I've used are set up this way.) There are different sized orifice openings on the front of the gun to allow more or less material flow also. As stated above, play around with it until you get a feel for it. Good luck...
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Thanks for the help.

I ended up buying the wagner power texture sprayer (electric) it worked great. I used the same material as shown but in coarse.

The job turned out great. I then sprayed the ceiling with paint and it look like a pro did it. Wll IMO

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