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RickDel 08-12-2010 01:04 AM

Drywall repair and matching texture question
My repairs are pretty good, but they really stick out because they're smooth compared to the roller nap texture on the rest of the wall. So, what would be a better way to match the texture from the paint roller nap on a drywall repair?

1. Thin some drywall compound and roll it on with a roller, which I assume would leave an nice textured nap.

2. Smooth and feather the repair as good as possible and roll several coats of paint and try to build up the nap to the existing wall.

Or is there a better way???


epson 08-14-2010 11:53 AM

I am assuming you are repairing a textured ceiling and the texture does not match any more with your new patch. Am I correct?
If so, the only way to correct this is to remove all the existing texture prime, patch with drywall compound, sand, prime again and then reapply a new texture finish to the entire ceiling which will now blend in your patch.

RickDel 08-14-2010 03:46 PM

thanks for the reply.... Actually, I was just trying to build the nap back up on a regular painted wall. I found a solution by using a 1/2 nap roller and apply multiple coats. Thanks Again.

epson 08-15-2010 09:35 PM

Glad it worked out for you...

bjbatlanta 08-22-2010 10:52 AM

Or just start with a 3/4" or 1" nap roller.

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