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how can I repair knockdown textured drywall

I have removed an interior closet to enlarge a bedroom.  The drywall behind the walls and ceiling were not textured.  Is there a way to copy the knockdown texture on the walls in the area the stud was removed?

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Posted 2013-06-21T15:21:27+0000  by granny32 granny32
 

Yes...And no:smileyindifferent:

 

The texture is easy to replicate, but the problem is in the transition from the existing texture to the new.  You will most likely see that line no matter how hard you try to make it seamless.  Less rather more is how you reduce this effect.

 

To apply the texture - use a good quality spray gun with a hopper and a compressor.

 

Homax PRO Gun and Hopper for Spray Texture Repair

 

I have found that a mixture of drywall compound and water mixed to a "pancake batter" consistency will result in a smoother knockdown appearance.  After spraying on the texture - wait about 10 - 15 minutes and then drag the knockdown knife over the surface in one consistent motion.

 

Homax 7-1/2 in. Knockdown Texture Knife

 

 

Once the texture has completely dried - prime and paint to match the existing room.

 

 

Posted 2013-06-24T14:32:03+0000  by Kevin_HD_ATL
 
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