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Old 11-04-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Texture is off around house.


We've been doing a lot of repairs and large patches have been put into place and we're noticing that the texture doesn't match which bugs me. Here is an example, see around the switch how smooth it is? Any tips for blending this?

It's much more noticeable in person than in the pictures. :-)
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I'd repaint the whole wall with a 1/2 nap roller.

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That is fairly common if some patching has been done. It's very difficult to match the old "stipple". There's things you can try such as using a thicker nap roller, but, to be honest, you will likely NEVER get it to match.
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What we do to blend nap texture like that is roll the patches with Cover Stain before painting. The oil primer seems to build up nap better than just using the wall paint, or latex primer.
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Looks to me like you have a light blown on texture that has not been knocked down, rather than a rolled on stipple finish. The drywall contractor should have blown on a texture to match when he finished. The best way to match that texture is to rent a hopper gun if you want to do it yourself, and blow on a light texture to match, or else hire a drywall contractor to do the texturing. I have never had luck with the spray can texture. It will hardly be noticeable if done correctly.
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