Sorry, don't get your riddle. If the wall has spray on texture, then patch
first, spray on texture second. You'd still use paper tape to cover the
crack first. It might take some fiddling to get the texture to look the
same, but then again, one of the advantages of texture is that sloppy jobs
sometimes still look OK. It's kind of a random pattern, unlike a perfectly
flat, straight wall finish, which must not have any flaws at all.
Covered with 'texture'. (see "HAS a sprayon texture" - as already on).
Crack in the corner (settling, whatever).
Texture makes it a little tough to afix paper tape.
(for the record, I *hate* the texture, but I'm not about to
re-drywall 7 rooms of a 3000 square foot house. Flat (proper)
wallboard is simple to cut into (to run cables) and fix. Done
it a thousand times. But repairing the textured stuff has, so
far, just stood out like the sore thumb.)
So you scrape some of it off from the area surrounding your
hole for the patch, enough to allow you to get some tape on
there! Doesn't need to be enough for half the width of the
tape, a third or quarter will do the trick, just so you can
get a flat footing for part of the tape.
When it comes to recreating the texture, be creative, be
flexible, be ready to try different ways until you find a
technique to get it right. Try a sponge, try a rolled up
sock, try a clean paint brush, try a stiff paint brush,
etc, etc, etc. SOMETHING dabbed into that thick splotch
of mud will create the same "look" as the original texture
job, all you have to do is discover what it is.
Baisez-les s'ils ne peuvent pas prendre une plaisanterie
You've got several choices. The first is simply fill the crack with
caulk. If you want to be fussy don't smear the caulk flat but mold it
to continue the pattern. The problem is that the joint may continue
to pull apart (on the other hand, it may not). Second, cover the
crack with the stick on web type of tape and cover with joint
compound. Texture the compound while still wet (don't know what kind
of texture you have so can't say what to use). Or, texture after the
compound has dried with a wet cloth, tooth brush, etc. Third, same as
second but sand first before applying tape. Whether the repair will
show or not depends on how much of an artist you are. For me, I would
let my wife do the texturing.
Chuck Yerkes wrote:
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