Sheet Rock Texture/ Repair
Good Morning to all, I recently cut my garage ceiling joist in half and put in a 5×16 lam beam. I replaced the sheet rock that I cut out and installed some new rock also. The ceiling has a spatter finish. My question is how to match up the finish without leaving a big seam. Should I sand off the old texture and tape or just go over it?? I would like it to look halfway decent. Thanks for any and all tips…..Randy
We have successfully done this several times. The texture needs to be removed enough to tape/finish the joint. The new drywall needs to be taped/finished decent (garage quality).
In the area of the transition the texture needs to be tapered back for 12 inches or so from full texture to nothing. Sometimes this can be pretty well done with a paint scraper (I have a carbide one that's not too sharp that works well).
We do the spraying with a hopper that has a "blow gun" hooked in right at the hopper. Also I leave the quantity flow adjustment open so I can vary the texture (the farther I pull the trigger the bigger the texture). I match the area of the transition in small bursts - checking in between. Good luck.
A dip or a ridge will show up more than a variation in the spatter texture. Taper the seams out 12" ea. side. Your knife will chatter on the old texture, leaving marks. Fiddle around filling the marks and blending in with a sponge.