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Old 02-17-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Anybody have any suggestions on repairing a spackled (not popcorn) ceiling after a plumbing repair.. drywall is in and taped but need to do some blending.. house is going up for sale so don't want to draw attention to the ceiling as it is.
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Thin coats of drywall compound. Make sure to read the first word again. Your trying to fill in the low areas, not make a hump.
If one's aready on there then just go over it with a 6" wide drywall knife to knock off the high spots and apply more drywall compound. Let it dry then do it one more time. Then sand it with a sanding sponge. Feall it with your hand for flaws. No amount of paint is going to fill in low spots or cover high paces. Prime and paint.

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thats looked after.. now I have to get that "slight textured" look thats on the rest of the ceiling.. its not popcorn.. just a light spackle look...
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It's near imposable to get an exact match on a textured ceiling. MOst of the time the whole ceiling gets redone to make it all match. There's about a hundred differant textures that can be applyed, so just do your best.
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Pics would help. As Joe stated, there are literally hundreds of textured designs & they are produced in any number of ways.....such as compressed air into a hopper, rollers, sponges, paint brushes, well, you get the idea. If you can take a decent picture and post it, we can take a stab at how best to try and match it.
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thats looked after.. now I have to get that "slight textured" look thats on the rest of the ceiling.. its not popcorn.. just a light spackle look...
Joe is right about it being very difficult to get the texture to match. You'll probably end up having to decide if close is going to be good enough.

If you have any leftover pieces of drywall, I'd suggest practicing on them.

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