12:44PM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
1 lifetime posts
Hello everyone!

I am new to this forum and my wife and I have just moved into our first new home which means I'm new to a lot of do-it-yourself home repair.

I have a question regarding repairing 1/2inch holes in drywall. I know how to repair drywall, but our walls were done with a splatter drag texture and I am hoping someone can give me an idea or point me somewhere that would help me re-do that splatter drag texture without an airgun and hopper.

In other words, something maybe someone has used to create splatter drag texture when repairing small holes and/or cracks so that it matches with the rest of the walls texture. I had to drill 1/2inch holes to pull my surround sound speaker wires through the drywall and am trying to match the texture when I do the repair.

Any suggestions, hints, advice, etc... is greatly appreciated!


05:29AM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts

When we need to retexture a wall, we get a can of spray-type mud that can be found at Lowe's in the paint section. It's made specifically for the purpose you are describing.

There are so many different textures

labeled "splatter/drag" depending on what area of the country you are in-I hope we are talking about the same texture. Just make sure you try it on a piece of board oe something before you put it on the wall.

Amanda Folster,Art Director


10:41AM | 04/07/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
when you practice, also have some tooling items to help you adjust the finish, things like a stiff toothbrush, a wire comb and/or a painters brush cleaning "comb", and a good clean stiff-bristled slightly(!) dampened paint brush, and a "wadded up" bunch of plastic wrap and a simmilarly wadded-up bunch of wax paper can be helpful "tooling" items to help match the finish (by draging, or "dabbing" at the sprayed area).
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