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Old 02-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Help with blending finish on a ceiling repair

Hello. I'm helping a friend fix this ceiling. A local handyman said he could match the finish pretty well. He did very good on installing the drywall but the finish isn't very close. He used a flat metal finishing tool, about 4"x 8", and used a twisting motion of his wrist in a random pattern. It looks to me like the old finish was applied with a brush. Any advice on making this blend in better? Thank you.

started with this

Now have this


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Old 02-11-2011, 04:50 PM   #2
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Help with blending finish on a ceiling repair

The texture (called stipple) is in fact done with a brush. Go to, click on "texturing tools" on the left. Click "texture brushes". The "Texmaster 11' shag stipple brush" is what you're looking for. You'll have to scrape/sand the patch back down, go 6" or so past the joint. Roll thinned mud (consistency of pancake batter) with a 3/4" nap roller and "blop" with the brush. The brush needs to be "wet" with mud first. Take a finishing knife and apply a layer of mud to the brush. "Blop" it on the ceiling to get the excess mud off of the brush, roll over where you hit the brush on the ceiling, roll the whole area and texture....


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Old 02-12-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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Help with blending finish on a ceiling repair

I have had pretty good luck blending a similiar looking texture with crumbled up newspaper or plastic bag.

Yeah, I am cheap and have no experience with a stomp brush, crows foot, or whatever they are called.
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