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Old 03-11-2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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Matching a textured ceiling


Hi i have removed 2 skylights and patched them over with drywall. I have built up the surface with mud and need to match it with the existing texture and am unsure what tool would work best. I know i wont be able to get it perfect i just want it similar. Any advice
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Crumpled up newspaper.
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Easiest texture to match. Put on some mud, and stomp it with a trowel. It's that easy. Practice on a scrap piece of drywall first.


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Looks like a crows foot brush..stomped tight with overlap.
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Mix your mud down like banjo mud, roll it on and blend it to surrounding tex. Stomp it with crows brush overlapping about half way while rotating brush
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Whats banjo mud
Thin mud that u would run in a banjo!
Or a gun!
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Ive seen a similar texture done using a home made tool. The texturer would begin with a mud hawk. The texturer would set a piece of 3" fiberglass insulation over the hawk. Then drape a piece of 4mil plastic over the insulation, and wrapped around the hawk. Fasten the plastic to the handle of the hawk with a duct tape wrap. After rolling or spreading loosely mixed mud over a patch of ceiling, stomp it with this tool. I have lived in ski country for much of my adult life. We used call this texture a ski instructor texture. Ski instructors need summer jobs and often would do remodel work for their winter clients. They would drywall ceilings with a similar texture to this and make a real mess of things. Years later when the botched property was resold, a real drywaller would be called upon to fix the mess.
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I'm looking at one to cover with Fresco Harmony on Friday. Main thing is to try not to cut yourself. My favorite is seeing this texture in a bathroom. Bad combo right there.
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Whats banjo mud
water your mud down more than normal.
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