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Old 06-20-2016, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm remodeling a room in my house and have replaced some drywall. Can anyone verify what the texture of my walls are? It looks like orange peel..but i can't be sure.
Also, is there any way to replicate this texture with a roller? or would i have to use a hopper?
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:20 PM   #2
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Yep That's an orange peel texture.

I have had good success matching orange peel texture with the can texture and also with the orange peel texture sponge or a hopper and compressor.

Here's a couple of my videos on youtube.



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Just remember Sir Mixalot as well as myself have had many of years of experience matching these textures.It may not be as simple as it looks in his videos to get it correct.Not rocket science,just saying!
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Thanks so much for the input, much appreciated! Looks like i'll have to start experimenting with the hopper.

My only concern with the hopper is the orange peel texture in the videos looks pretty "textured". My walls seem to be more of a "mild-texture", pretty smooth, but you can definitely see theres a texture there. Will the texture subside, or smooth out a bit after prime and paint?

Also - should I be priming before i do the texture? or after?

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No it won't after prime and paint.You have to experiment before doing it.Less mud ,move quicker ,thinner mud,different tips and setting on the hopper..Experiment on some scrap.There is a learning curve.That's why I do all of it in any given house in place of having one of my others guys do part of it.It's not that I am better but we all have a different feel for it.Although the differences are subtle and the HO may never see it.I don't like taking that chance.
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I've had very good success with the Wagner Power Tex - an electric version that doesn't require an air compressor. I use it for popcorn, but it has an orange peel setting as well - I just haven't tried that yet.
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I think the cans are best for diy person on small projects. Use the water base "pro" cans and practice on a piece of scrap drywall. It will not be exact match as that is achieved by the original spray setup and the guy who did it that day, but it can be close enough that no one ever notices. You can easily wipe off the practice area before it sets until you get the spray nozzle adjusted, also, easier to use multiple passes to build up to desired look.

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