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?
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.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can keep smiling when things go wrong, you've thought of someone to
place the blame on."
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