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I have some patches on the ceiling in my kitchen where water had come through (Ceiling has been dry for about 2-3 years) and now the texture on the ceiling is bubbled and I need to scrap off an area of 4' x '4' and redo the texture to match the ceiling. What's the best way to do this? Please help. thank you.
 

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Please post some pics. Texture is called different names in different locales. So to let us help you, let us see what we are dealing with.
 

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As mentioned there's thousands of different textures.
It's rare and would need a pro to get a small area to match.
More often the whole wall or ceiling will need to be redone to get it to match.
One of the many joys of a textured anything.
 

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Slap brush?

In looking at some drywall repair books it says the texture
In my pictures is done with a sponge. What kind of sponge?
Please advise
 

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I have not tried to repair that texture. I don't see a sponge giving you that but hey I could be wrong.
 

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I am not sure about this kind of texture even tho I repair texture as my job.I would scrape of the loose texture and then seal this area with a stain blocker.This hardens the edges and keeps mud from getting in under and causing more texture to come loose.mud this area until level then I would use a spray texure over the complete ceiling
 

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I am not sure about this kind of texture even tho I repair texture as my job.I would scrape of the loose texture and then seal this area with a stain blocker.This hardens the edges and keeps mud from getting in under and causing more texture to come loose.mud this area until level then I would use a spray texure over the complete ceiling
The spray textures only come in orange peel and knockdown this not either of those.
 

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You can still go over the top of your present texture,I do it often.Sometimes I make a texture ceiling flat or a flat ceiling textured.Sometimes I change a spantex ceiling to a Rufftex or a Snowtex or Knock down.
 

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I have no idea what any of those are the only one I have heard of is the knockdown. And yes you can remove the present and re-texture or smooth. But for just a couple spots this size I would probably try to repair.
 

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Thats the name for the different textures here in Vancouver,canada.The textures may be called by different names elsewere.Sorry i can't be of more help.
 

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I know that is one of the problems with texture they are called different things in different regions that is why we almost always ask for a pic. I live in the land of texture, Florida, but I'm not familiar with this one. We have a guy, Sir Mixalot that comes on time to time who is is very knowledgeable on textures, maybe he can help.
 
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