drywall repair question

Had to fill in a few big nail/screw holes in a house we recently moved into. The walls have a texture like orange peel. After I spackled the holes shut, the repair area is much flatter than the surrounding wall surface. Is there a good way to restore that "orange peel" to spots?
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Have you painted the patch yet?
I've found drywall primer applied with a roller, followed by a good paint (rolled on as well) leave a nice textured surface.
NJBrad
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John wrote:

Assuming you're repainting those walls....Take a little of the paint you are going to do the walls with and mix a few pinches of dry patching plaster into it until you've got a thin paste. (I've also used regular kitchen flour for this.) Apply the paste by dabbing it on with a small stiff bristle brush. A little experimenting will enable you to duplicate that "orange peel" finish well enough so that only you will know where the repaires spots are.
Good luck,
Jeff
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Common ,honestly , do you expect anybody to answer you correctly . Yes if you are a moron , no if you are an ASS hole
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Erik Ahrens wrote:

Damn, you beat me to it Erik...
Jeff (Who is not really sure if that guy was addressing his remarks to me or not...)
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I have had success with a damp sponge and some drywall compound. Takes a bit of practice, but the end result was just fine.
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a thick nap roller while painting will give you the orange peel effect. or apply a liberal amount of compound and use the roller to achieve the best results.
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