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  1. How to achieve sand swirl ceiling texture after repair?

    Drywall & Plaster
    So I am repairing a ceiling that had paint peeling due to water leaks (leak issue has since have been repaired). This job was completed by a contractor years ago but he did not match the ceiling texture. You can see the repair he made in the area surrounding the damage (see photo). After...
  2. Tinting Spray Texture

    Drywall & Plaster
    Walls are primed with white primer, I will be spraying Orange Peel texture, using a Homax Professional II gun and Homax dry texture mix, came in a 15 pound container. I'd like to tint the texture a little so I can see the coverage better. Homax has no opinion if this is OK, my thoughts are to...
  3. Whole Home Texture Removal

    Hello, I have an older home and all of the ceilings are popcorn and all of the walls have some kind of plaster texture under the paint. What I would really like is to have all surfaces be flat. This post is just to ask what the best way to go about this is. Here are some things I have...
  4. Removing Texture Under Latex Paint

    Hi All, I'm almost certain there's a thread here somewhere that has got to match what I'm looking for, but my search skills have failed me miserably. I just ended up getting sidetracked reading about other people's unrelated problems. :biggrin2: So here goes: Moved into a house recently...
  5. Removing new interior latex paint that did not stick

    Is there a relatively gentle and safe method to get recently-applied water-based latex semi-gloss paint off a wall? Our kitchen and bath walls had oil-based paint and areas that required heavy scraping and stripping, which damaged the underlying texture. After smoothing the more heavily damaged...
  6. Homax Orange Peel Spray Texture in a Can

    Drywall & Plaster
    In this short video clip I’m demonstrating how to spray a can of Homax oil base orange peel texture on an actual drywall patch where I installed about 32 sqft of new drywall. I think the spray can texture is Great for DIY texture matching!! I’m spraying the orange peel texture on new drywall...
  7. Anyone have experience with roll-on texture coatings?

    I'm doing my first DIY project. I removed the wainscoting in my office that was from the 70's (yuck), sanded away the adhesive, spackled the crap out of all the left over holes and finally sanded away the original texture because of how uneven the walls became after adding the spack I'm at a...
  8. Looking for PPG High Viscosity Paint

    Having issues finding a good paint. Also want to share what has succeeded and failed in my experience to help my fellow homeowners. Any extra input before I move onto my second phase of painting would help. Bought a home with a builder. The walls were given a knock-down texture. But they laid...
  9. How Do I Duplicate This Texture?

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, I am repairing a ceiling in my house which was built in 1981, and I wonder if you could help me identify and duplicate the pattern/texture in the attached picture. It appears to be made of rectangles approximately 3in x 8in. Has anyone seen this before? I appreciate any help you provide.
  10. Wall Texture Question: Roller Stipple or Orange Peel?

    Remodeling my home (built in 1971) and had to move an electrical outlet. Now I need to match the recently mudded/sanded area with the rest of the wall. Question: is this texture merely roller stipple built up over the years or is this actually lightly sprayed orange peel? I know I just need...
  11. painting over semigloss

    I want to take my semigloss down to eggshell. I was told I needed a special primer to adhere to the paint or to sand down or to use TSP. I want to also repair the wall here and there with spackle. So the question I have is, can i skim coat over the semigloss or do I have to sand the wall or...
  12. Drywall ceiling patch is 'puffy'

    Drywall & Plaster
    Yesterday, I had drywall guys (a company that I hired) come out and hang drywall and repair a crescent shape portion of my ceiling. I'm in Florida and have 'popcorn' type ceiling... not true popcorn. The wall looks fine but the ceiling patch looks 'puffy'. When they were done, and I...
  13. How to spray orange peel texture in a can on a drywall repair

    How To Guides In this short video clip I'm demonstrating how to spray a can of Homax's oil base orange peel texture on an actual drywall repair. **Be sure to shake the can well before trying to spray the orange peel texture! I'm spraying the orange peel...
  14. new asphalt installation texture concerns (pics)

    General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone, I had 2400sqft of asphalt installed this morning over my previous nasty gravel drive. It's a beautiful contrast but upon closer inspection I have some concerns. Since I've never dealt with asphalt before, I could use a few second opinions. There are patches of very smooth...
  15. Imperfect Smooth (Venetian Plaster)

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hi All, In California (at least Northern Cal), "Imperfect Smooth" has become extermely popular. I have enough of a drywall background, where I can hang my own rock, tape it, and do some minor repairs around the house. I am not a great finisher though! I do own a hopper/sprayer, and have...
  16. How to best fix my texture mess up?

    Drywall & Plaster
    Working on finishing new drywall in a room addition. The texture is "Sante Fe" style. I've done some texture before but not this style so I'm learning as I go. I finally achieved the general look I was after but I felt my new texture had a "busier" pattern than the rest of the room so I tried...
  17. Anyone know how this texture was put on?

    Drywall & Plaster
    I'm building a wall to separate my rec room in the basement to make another bedroom. I'm going to tape and mud today. I don't know what to do as far as blending to the existing texture on the ceiling. The walls aren't textured at all so I'm not worried about the. My friend that is helping me...
  18. Drywall Damage After Wallpaper Removal

    Drywall & Plaster
    Hi there! I'm new to the forum and would really appreciate any help you can give. I had originally posted this to the painting forum not realizing there was a drywall forum, so I'm sorry for the duplicate post. I'm in the process of removing wallpaper from what I suspect was put up on...
  19. Drywall Damage After Wallpaper Removal

    Hi there! I'm new to the forum and would really appreciate any help you can give. I'm in the process of removing wallpaper from what I suspect was put up on unsealed drywall. The removal is taking off pieces of the drywall paper and in some places you can see the brown board of the drywall...
  20. Need help with ceiling texture

    Drywall & Plaster
    Does anyone know what was used to get this texture on ceiling? Thanks Jimmy