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Old 04-10-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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I have been asked to do a texture I have not done before, it looks like it was created with a jagged trowel and the pattern overlaps. I have heard it referred to as Sea Shell. If anyone could explain how to recreate this texture I would be very thankful.

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I have been asked to do a texture I have not done before, it looks like it was created with a jagged trowel and the pattern overlaps. I have heard it referred to as Sea Shell. If anyone could explain how to recreate this texture I would be very thankful.
Impossible to tell you how to do something we haven't seen. Post some photos.
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I've seen this texture before, I used to have a house with this on all the ceilings. I believe it's called a "mud swirl texture".

Are you trying to patch an area with this texture and make it match the areas around the patch?

Or are you trying to match the texture in a new, separate area to that of somewhere else in the building?

This is actually one of the easiest textures to reproduce. Get some textured compound paint from home depot and apply it to the ceiling with a paint roller. Let it sit for 10 minutes and take a stiff-bristled brush or broom and make a pattern on it.

You can practice on a scrap piece of drywall to develop a technique to better match the existing patterns.

Hope that helps!

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