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Old 03-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Recently I removed a pair of speakers that were mounted into the main wall of my living room. I patched up the the two areas and applied the knockdown. Prior to me painting the knockdown appeared to match the rest of the texture in the wall. Unfortunately the texture does not match and it looks really smooth in that area. Others can not notice, but it bothers me. My question is, could I reapply a heavier coat of knockdown and just paint over it. Or do I need to re-sand the area?

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It's nearly impossible to make a repair in a textured wall or ceiling with out it showing.
Most often to get to match the whole area needs to be all redone.
Sorry, just the way it is.
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Actually, it is possible to repair textured walls and ceilings. We do it all the time, during water damage repairs and remodeling that affects existing textured ceilings. The difference is that we've been doing it for a very, very long time = We can patch and match virtually any texture pattern (FWIW - There are specific methods to doing it properly). People are always amazed that they cannot find the repair, or, the transition from old to new.

However, for the average DIYer, it will be very, very difficult (to almost impossible) to achieve the same results. Its just never going to look right.
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.....my question is, could I reapply a heavier coat of knockdown and just paint over it. Or do I need to re-sand the area?

Thanks in advance.
You should re-sand.

One of the key points to doing proper patching is to "spread" the coating of the patch wide.

Example: When we patch a 3" diameter hole in a textured ceiling, the first coat covers and fills-over the repair, later - the second coat spreads out about 2X to 3X the area (12"x 12"+), the third coat is very wide and very thin (as wide as 2' x 2') . This hides the "lump" look of many amature patches.

The texture is later applied and spread out over an even larger area (4' x 4' or larger) and blended into the surrounding texture pattern, so that no edges are visible (the edges are the crucial areas that will show a patch - they must be undetectable with no ridges or thickness difference).
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Thanks for the info fellas. I'll probably just leave this job up to the pros.
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Thanks for the info fellas. I'll probably just leave this job up to the pros.

You are probably one of the smartest DIY'ers on here. It is possible to match texture. I did it all the time with fantastic results. If guests don't notice you are probably good to go. Id love to know how the pro's version came out. matching is all about knowing the consistency and look of the final product.

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