Bought an old house and had to patch a damaged area of drywall ceiling -- I
haven't touch textured a patch area before (years ago I textured an entire
ceiling using a roller) -- I am told this ceiling was done with a stiple
brush, which I bought (looks like a used paint brush) but how to I texture,
what do I use and what consistancy
Thanks in advance.
I've had good success with just mixing a little patching plaster powder
into paint of the appropriate color until it was stiff enough to hold
little peaks when daubed on with a stippling brush.
Once when no patching plaster was handy I just mixed some kitchen flour
into the paint and that worked just fine too.
I've also used one of SWMBO's hair brushes to create a "swirled" ceiling
pattern after a repair.
You'll get the hang of how to manipulate the brush as soon as you start
using it. A textured ceiling is much more forgiving of slight variations
than a flat ceiling.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can smile when things are going wrong, you've thought of someone
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