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scott.475 03-12-2012 06:35 PM

Question on how to replicate a finish
 
All, we have a rental house built in the 50s. I don't know when this particular finished was applied though, and wanted to see if anyone here had seen something similar and tell me how to copy it.

It is a sanded paint type finish, applied to the walls in repeating half-moon shapes, actually, more like half-oval shapes. The thing is, the oval shape is not just visible in the sand specs, but in the paint itself as well. Imagine the pattern a v-notch trowel makes in adhesive, but much smaller and with grains of sand. I don't think just doing it with a paint brush would work, so I'm wondering if they might have used a stiff bristle brush? The entire width of the pattern, from up swoop to down swoop is probably 6-8 inches. I didn't have a camera to take a picture today, hopefully I remember one tomorrow.

Any help would be great!

joecaption 03-12-2012 09:14 PM

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-w3i&sz=all&va=drywall+texture

So what is your question? Next to impossable to try and match it if you have done some repairs. Most often the whole area will need to be redone.

Workaholic 04-21-2012 02:46 PM

Got any pics yet?

museumreplicas 05-09-2012 06:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scott.475 (Post 70198)
All, we have a rental house built in the 50s. I don't know when this particular finished was applied though, ...................................
I didn't have a camera to take a picture today, hopefully I remember one tomorrow.

Any help would be great!

Have you got the pic yet? Upload that so that we can help you better.


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