||03-22-2010 10:38 PM
Had a roof leak that damaged the ceiling in a finished attic. Ended up tearing all the drywall off the dormers to upgrade the insulation and now that drywall is back up I need to match the texture. The existing texture is on both the walls and ceilings, some areas are drywall and some are old plaster that has been skimcoated. I bought the house from my father who is a retired contractor and he said he finished the attic in the 80's with "textured joint compound" from hechingers.(long out of business) The finish is a trowled on almost stucco/plaster look but also has some ceiling texture mixed in. I'm not quite sure how to match the look. Is there an additive I can mix in joint compound or setting mud? Perlite maybe? Just checking at lowes, I've only seen ceiling texture in spray on. Any ideas. Thanks in advance.