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Old 02-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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trying to match 1983 popcorn ceiling to new kitchen ceiling, and HD is no help. They have a LITEX product- the ceiling spray, dry, regular grade, and coarse. Thing is, this too seems too coarse for me as I tried it a while ago, and afraid it will still be too coarse. What does one do? Cant take a sample to HD, or even a paint store.......Or can/should I?

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Blending in to existing texture is one of the most difficult things to do, even for a pro. More often than not the easiest thing is to scrape and start over.
What exactly is the situation?
And this might be time for a good pro- and a taper is often the one to do ceiling texture.

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Blending in to existing texture is one of the most difficult things to do, even for a pro. More often than not the easiest thing is to scrape and start over.
What exactly is the situation?
And this might be time for a good pro- and a taper is often the one to do ceiling texture.
Thanks, Brush. Situation is- this new ceiling is a 10X12 ceiling, in the middle of 2 ceilings. One is a living rm, other dining rm. Kit is in middle. We yanked the awful drop ceiling, raised it, and leveled it to meet the level of the other 2. Man, hate to scrape off 2 ceilings- one of which, is big.

Yes, I figured time for a pro. Have a guy in mind, if I cant figure this one out.
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Best thing you can do is get rid of all of it.
Imposable to clean or paint, nothing but a dust collector.
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Maybe a drywall supply store and look for these http://www.usg.com/rc/data-submittal...ittal-J378.pdf Sorry couldn't get the pic bigger. But there are 3 different sizes.
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Best thing you can do is get rid of all of it.
Imposable to clean or paint, nothing but a dust collector.

nonsense, I have painted hundreds of them and I am sure that other REAL painters here could add to that total
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If it is indeed standard popcorn, it's not difficult to match the pattern. It's usually a compressor/hopper/mud/popcorn mix that is "shot" onto the ceiling to create the popcorn look. You shouldn't have too much trouble making a ceiling blend in with the other popcorned ceilings. Oops, just saw toolseeker's link........that's a good link to determine a match for your ceilings, no quacks.

Now, if it's textured ceilings, well, that's a whole 'nother ballgame. Then you have to figure out what was used to make the texture. Sometimes rubber rollers are used or sponges or stomping brushes. You also have to figure out the consistency of the mud in order to properly match the other ceilings.

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