I bought a house that was built in 1959. The wall and ceiling texture is
original with a very nice, subtle texture. However, there are a few
places, mostly in the ceiling, that were poorly patched with a heavy
popcorn-like texture to hide some minor cracks. Way overkill. I'd like to
scrape that stuff off and try to match the original texture as closely as
The texture is tough to describe. It looks almost like paint was applied,
then, while wet, a flat piece of metal or similar was applied then pulled
away. I mean subtle.
1) Does anyone know what I'm talking about and know how to achieve that
2) Is it impossible to do a 2 foot section of ceiling and have it look OK?
Anything would be an improvement.
3) What's the best procedure to sand off the popcorn, patch the crack, and
prep the ceiling prior to re-texturing?