I posted a question about this a while back and thought I'd try again, this
time with an illustration!
I need to match a drywall texture and it doesn't look like anything that
comes out of a can these days. It's similar to what some people call a
slapbrush texture, but more subtle. Here's a link to a photo at close to
Thanks for any advice.
Use about equal parts of paint and ready mix joint compound. Get
a long nap roller cover, 3/4 minimum - 1" plus preferred. The
paint can be any old latex junk or mismatch you have or buy. Keep
the paint in a 5 gallon bucket, not a roller tray. Lay down
plenty of tarps, use an extension handle on the roller frame, wear
old clothes. Dunk the roller into the 5, bang it back and forth
on the sides of the bucket to shed excess, roll onto the wall.
Once the wall has a full wet coat, work at getting a uniform
texture without blobs and ridges.
The texture is often called "roller stipple".
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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