I have to repair a small portion of water-damaged ceiling which has a
"popcorn" texture. After I've finished the sheetrock and sanding, how
do I mix up just a little batch of "popcorn" texture, and how do I
apply it to the ceiling. I don't want to have to buy 5 gallons of
material, nor do I want to rent the equipment for just a small job.
On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 09:31:08 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
Check out your local DIY places like Home Depot or Lowe's and see if
they have 'patch kits' for popcorn ceilings - when I had to fix a leak
in my MIL's in Florida I got a kit at Home Depot that had enough to do
the job without the need to get a massive amount that would end up at
I got a couple of three cans to do some repairs. Hint: READ THE
DIRECTIONS. Mask everything you don 't want it to get on.
Be ready. You have about three seconds or less before entire contents of
can empty out. Seems like about two milliseconds. Hold it above eye level
so the blast doesn't get you in the face. (Learned that on the first can.)
That stuff comes out frightningly fast. Maintain the suggested distance
between end of nozzle and work. Be cognizant before you squeeze the trigger
if you are just going to shoot a small spot, or sweep over a larger area.
You don't have time to think when it's coming out gangbusters. It is very
easy to get too much in one place. You get one shot .......... make it
All in all, satisfactory results. Let dry for a couple of days, but take
the masking down immediately. May need painting to match. I would do it
again now that I have a little experience.
Hope this helps.
if you find a way, let us know... i have the same problem and i got the
small spray can and it does not match up to the rest of the ceiling...
in one area, very small around an a/c vent, i used a wet sponge and did
an artistic job on it and it looks pretty much the same as the rest of
the ceiling, but for other areas i would just like to spray some on and
not have to do a artist job on it....
after talking to some guys who were buying some spray on supplies at
home depot they just about all told me that you gotta scrape off all the
old and start over again....if you want it to match...
Lowe's - Home Depot sells the stuff in bags according to the different
texture you require. I did some extensive sheetrock repair in my fiance's
house and there was everything from popcorn on the ceiling to almost sand
texture on some of the walls. I made the repair and mixed some of the stuff
in with the paint. I applied it with a 4" roller - cannot tell there was
ever a problem.
Jim Mc Namara
As mentioned by others, they sell this is a pressurized can
and comes in about 3 levels of coarseness. What no one has
mentioned is that the cans are high pressure (they say that)
and that about 3 seconds empties the can (they also say
that), so you need to squirt, release, squirt, etc. I took
out a stove pipe, repaired the sheet rock and then sprayed
the new sheet rock (only a 15 inch round space). Because of
the very high pressure and the difficulty in triggering the
spray can, the first can produced poor results. So it took
another can. Well that was a total of about $16. I didn't
buy a $5 dry package and spray it with my texture sprayer
because I knew I would have to fool around a lot with
pressure, flow, and nozzle to get a match. As it turned
out, it would have been easier. Getting a match, just
getting even coverage, is somewhat difficult with the
As you've heard, get a spray can. But I can't overstate that you should
cover and seal any and all nearby areas. The best way to describe what's
going to happen when you hit that spray buttion is **EXPLOSION**.
Hope you havent tried the spray can yet, they suck. Lowes and home
depot both sell a popcorn texture repair kit that comes with a bump
gun and texture mixture, I've used these several times and the results
are great. When you buy more texture mix, dint buy the premix in the
gallon jugs, it dries yellow. They sell small bags of mix
specifically for the little gun in the kit.
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