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Old 01-24-2011, 04:11 PM  
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I need to match this texture on a ceiling. There are multiple places that need patches and I am not sure how to match it. Any advice, thoughts, etc on how to do this would be helpful.

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:33 PM  
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My sister in law just completed all the ceilings in her house this same way. She purchased a 5 gallon bucket of ready made drywall compound, and mixed it well. Using a 6" wide putty knife, spread it on the ceiling about 1/8th to 1/4" thick and allow it to nearly dry. Then give it a knock down on the high spots, until it blends with the old ceiling. Once it's dry, give it a coat of primer and finally a coat of the same gloss paint.



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If you Google knocked down texture there's lots of sites with even vidios showing how to do it. Never seen it done the way the other posted stated. I have seen it done with a drywall gun that shoots blobs of mud then it gets wiped down with a 14" drywall knife.
It's very common to have to redo the whole ceiling to get it all to match perfectly. Then you have to prime before painting with ceiling paint.

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After looking closer at the pictures, I believe Joe is correct. That seems to me that the compound was shot extremely thick out of a hopper gun, then knocked down when it was nearly dry. The hopper guns are very inexpensive and connect to an air compressor, and you have the ability to adjust and/or replace the tips to adjust for your preferences.

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