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Repairing Orange Peel Wall Texture and Popcorn Ceilings

By: Danny Lipford
Spraying ceiling with texture in a can.

Applying texture in a can to ceiling to repair popcorn finish.

When repairing textured walls or ceilings, it can be hard to match the existing orange peel or popcorn finish.

The easy solution is to apply textured wall or ceiling finish in a can, such as those from Homax. Simply choose one that matches the texture on your wall or ceiling, spray the texture on, allow it to dry, and then paint over it for a seamless repair.

Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford: Oftentimes, homeowners have to make small repairs on walls or ceilings, and they want to know how they can replace the texture that was removed by the repair work.

Orange-peel texture on walls and acoustic popcorn texture on ceilings are typically applied with a hopper gun powered by compressed air during new construction and major renovations.

However, this process isn’t very practical for small do-it-yourselfer repairs. It makes a huge mess and requires specialized tools and skills to be done correctly.

The quick answer is to texture it in a spray can, like this popcorn ceiling texture spray from Homax. This can is designed to spray straight up and cover small repairs of about four square feet or less.

The same company makes an orange-peel spray texture for walls that works pretty much the same way, except, of course, it sprays horizontally.

Once the wall texture is dry, you can repaint the area to completely conceal your repair work.



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    April 17th, 2016 at 4:54 am

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