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Mr. Michael 10-17-2012 10:06 AM

matching unpainted patch of drywall?
I'm removing a small section of cabinets off a wall in my kitchen, and doing a couple of small hole repairs as well. I want to know the correct way to paint this section of fresh drywall, so that the texture will match the adjacent wall space. There's a small "lip" of paint where the wall was painted against the cabinets. Should I remove the cabinets, sand this "lip" smoothe, prime and paint?
There's a nap texture in the painted wall, and I want to be sure the drywall area doesn't look smoothe in comparison.
I've read to thin some joint compound and roll that on (how thin?)
I've read to just prime and then use a large nap roller...
Any one way correct? Any other techniques out there that are better?

joecaption 10-17-2012 10:25 AM

We have no idea just how much texture your talking about.
If it's just small bumps like on the shell of an egg then a deeper nap roller will work fine.
I would paint the whole wall though not just the repaired area.

Mr. Michael 10-17-2012 10:42 AM

Yes, it's like the shell of an egg, maybe slightly deeper. I'll do as you suggest. Thanks.

user1007 10-17-2012 01:26 PM

Definitely sand or scrape that paint ridge. Then experiment until you get the texture to match as best you can. If you use drywall compound, you will have to prime it. Just don't race to finish until you are happy with the texture. Definitely plan on finishing the whole wall and not just the patch.

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