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tribefan21

06:23AM | 12/17/03
Member Since: 12/16/03
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I had a waterleak which knocked down a 16*14 area of drywall in my ceiling. I replaced the drywall and have mudded and sanded it.

Now the hard part. I have been trying to find someone to retexture the part that was left and the new part that has no texture and the quotes have been pretty huge. There is a 4*14 piece of drywall that has the old texture and the rest which has none. I need some advise on how to go about retexturing this whole area so it is the same color. The texture is the swirly design that looks like stars about the size of your hand (stipple)

Anybody know how to go about doing this myself?

Lawrence

05:05PM | 12/27/03
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Although I understand the many reasons why builders texture ceilings (acoustics and the difficulty of working on a ceiling), I have a general bias against any sort of ceiling texture, so I would recommend either replacing the final sheet or simply wetting it and removing the texture. Then just float the ceiling to a nice, flat surface. I just removed all the texture to my ceilings, and each room looks bigger, more inviting, and "cleaner" without the texture.

If you are set on restoring the texture, you use special texture compound available at any home center and a texturing brush (similar to a small broom with short bristles) to make the swirling patterns. It is a simple pattern to execute (just twist the brush in a repetitive pattern), but it would serve you well to practice it, first, to get the knack of it.

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