Just removed a partition wall and had to repair the 4" opening left on
the wall and ceiling. The ceiling was speckled, which was referred as a
blown ceiling when the house was first purcheased. Looking at the
products in the home stores I see they have different names for them.
One of them is called popcorn ceiling repair. However my ceiling has
speckles no larger then an 1/8 of an inch. Is this a popcorn ceiling or
do popcorn ceilings have speckles the size of popcorn .
Any suggestions for products or procedure welcomed, Thanks
You have a popcorn ceiling.
1.Before spraying the new texture onto the four inch untextured gap take a
6" drywall knife and hold it at a slight angle to scrape off and blend the
old popcorn texture area into the flat non textured area. This will minimize
chances of a "fat" edge and your new texture will blend better.
2.Try a small area first, letting it completely dry and see if you like the
On the other hand this may be the time to get rid of that popcorn texture
which dates your house and go with an orange peel, skip trowel, or knock
down texture. If you want to remove the popcorn texture use a pump-up garden
sprayer filled with water. Spray a 4' square section and let the water soak
in` try scraping off the texture with your putty knife if its still hard
spray again, let soak, scrape again. The stuff scrapes real easy when its
You can rent a texture hopper and compressor to spray the new texture at
most rental shops. Just add thinned drywall mud into the hopper and spray
away. I usually thin my drywall mud to the consistency of pancake batter or
thinner depending on the size texture I am looking for. Thick = big texture.
you have a popcorn ceiling.. i got one of the spray guns they use... got
it at harbor freight, www.harborfreight.com, the kind you attach to an
air compressor and mix the stuff up and put in the hopper of the spray
gun and spray away.. alot of mess.. i got to do two small repairs, one
each in a bathroom... first i had to fix the air compressor and now
looking around for the stuff to mix it up... the spray gun has a disc o
the front where it comes through(the nozzle) it has about 5 different
size holes in it, you must have had a smaller hole size if you got a 1/8
in. size bead on the ceiling.. i got 1/4 inch size(its like when you
take a piece of popcorn and break it apart.. the stuff that falls to the
bottom of the bag.... i tried to find it on their internet site, but
they dont list it any longer.. sorry, i paid $29.00 for mine. i think
home depot wants about $70 for one that is all metal, mine has a plastic
hopper to put the mix in....home depot also sells a hand pump that you
load the stuff into and then spary it onto the ceiling and they also
have a can of the stuff that you just spray on the ceiling... for a 4
inch area you might just get the mix and then make a mixture and put it
on with some rough cut sponges??? you can practice on an old piece of
wood or sheet rock in your yard until you get it the way you want and
then move onto the ceiling when you figure out how to do it... hope this
helps.. also if you have the glitter(gold or silver particles on the
ceiling) you can go to sherwinn Williams paint stores, they sell the
glitter and the crank sprayer that you apply it with.. but for a small
area you can buy a ketchep bottle at the dollar stores and put a little
glitter in it and play with this and it will do the same thing....
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