I'm not sure if it is the same stuff, cause frankly I've always used drywall
compound. I mix it to the consistency that I like for whatever texture I'm
going for. If I want a high stipple effect less water, if I want a more
subtle effect a bit more water. I have used it on many ceiling repairs,
luckily stippling was a great fad back in the 80's and fixing a ceiling that
leaked for tenants is cheap and easy. Not to mention it never has to be
Now that we bought an old house, my wife wants nothing to do with the
stippling, Boy is that stuff messy to get rid of!