I'm trying to repair an 8" circle cut out of a textured ceiling in our
I've been testing with joint compound to try and reproduce the texture.
Dragging a wire brush to reproduce the random swirls that are in the
original then dabbing the compound with a dry brush gives a pretty good
The difference looks like the original had something in the paint to give it
the texture. What I do with a brush leaves little peaks in the compound.
Close but not the same. I tried mixing sand in the compound but it looked
worse. Something coarser than the fine sand I used might work? I foolishly
tried kitty litter. It was about the right size but the absorbency just made
it turn to a blob of mud.
I haven't tried buying textured paint yet. I see different types of spray on
texture at HD. I may experiment a little with that. Do they sell paint with
something in it that gives it a texture?
My guess is there are many variations and matching what was used on my
ceiling may be a problem.
Still It may be closer than my compound attempt?
My plan is to try and patch the hole. simulate the texture as best I can.
Then because I most likely wont get a perfect match I was thinking I could
then go over the whole ceiling with a textured paint?
This would hopefully blend with the original texture and the patch texture
making the patch less obvious..
Like I said, I've never used texture paint so I don't know if this plan is
Is it ok to put one kind of texture paint over a preexisting texture?
I would test in a closet first...
Thanks if you can offer any advice???
I don't want to sheet rock and put up a new ceiling. I'll live with the
patch before I go to that trouble!
I just want to make it look as good as possible,,