Speckled Ceiling repair

Just removed a partition wall and had to repair the 4" opening left on the wall and ceiling. The ceiling was speckled, which was referred as a blown ceiling when the house was first purcheased. Looking at the products in the home stores I see they have different names for them. One of them is called popcorn ceiling repair. However my ceiling has speckles no larger then an 1/8 of an inch. Is this a popcorn ceiling or do popcorn ceilings have speckles the size of popcorn .
Any suggestions for products or procedure welcomed, Thanks
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You have a popcorn ceiling.
Tips:
1.Before spraying the new texture onto the four inch untextured gap take a 6" drywall knife and hold it at a slight angle to scrape off and blend the old popcorn texture area into the flat non textured area. This will minimize chances of a "fat" edge and your new texture will blend better.
2.Try a small area first, letting it completely dry and see if you like the results.
On the other hand this may be the time to get rid of that popcorn texture which dates your house and go with an orange peel, skip trowel, or knock down texture. If you want to remove the popcorn texture use a pump-up garden sprayer filled with water. Spray a 4' square section and let the water soak in` try scraping off the texture with your putty knife if its still hard spray again, let soak, scrape again. The stuff scrapes real easy when its wet. You can rent a texture hopper and compressor to spray the new texture at most rental shops. Just add thinned drywall mud into the hopper and spray away. I usually thin my drywall mud to the consistency of pancake batter or thinner depending on the size texture I am looking for. Thick = big texture.
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Ron wrote:

you have a popcorn ceiling.. i got one of the spray guns they use... got it at harbor freight, www.harborfreight.com, the kind you attach to an air compressor and mix the stuff up and put in the hopper of the spray gun and spray away.. alot of mess.. i got to do two small repairs, one each in a bathroom... first i had to fix the air compressor and now looking around for the stuff to mix it up... the spray gun has a disc o the front where it comes through(the nozzle) it has about 5 different size holes in it, you must have had a smaller hole size if you got a 1/8 in. size bead on the ceiling.. i got 1/4 inch size(its like when you take a piece of popcorn and break it apart.. the stuff that falls to the bottom of the bag.... i tried to find it on their internet site, but they dont list it any longer.. sorry, i paid $29.00 for mine. i think home depot wants about $70 for one that is all metal, mine has a plastic hopper to put the mix in....home depot also sells a hand pump that you load the stuff into and then spary it onto the ceiling and they also have a can of the stuff that you just spray on the ceiling... for a 4 inch area you might just get the mix and then make a mixture and put it on with some rough cut sponges??? you can practice on an old piece of wood or sheet rock in your yard until you get it the way you want and then move onto the ceiling when you figure out how to do it... hope this helps.. also if you have the glitter(gold or silver particles on the ceiling) you can go to sherwinn Williams paint stores, they sell the glitter and the crank sprayer that you apply it with.. but for a small area you can buy a ketchep bottle at the dollar stores and put a little glitter in it and play with this and it will do the same thing....
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