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What do you name this texture? Its orange peel however so unfold out, having a tough time discovering a information for find out how to replicate. Every part I see has the lumpy elements extra tightly packed.


I’m simply attempting to determine what to name this texture in order that I can discover a correct information on find out how to replicate it. I’ve tried googling so much, however the outcomes are for textures that look completely different to mine.

I attempted the orange peel spray on heavy, but it surely simply made an enormous lump that regarded unhealthy. Subsequent I attempted very fast, sweeping sprays, however even the little spots got here out unhealthy after they dried.

Lastly, I attempted utilizing spackle by hand to create the lumps, however I’m nonetheless sad with the looks.

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  1. If you have a large wall to do, then ignore this comment.

    If you have a small area, or repair, then try mixing up a slightly wet compound on a flat surface or tape pan.

    Dip a stiff broom’s bristles (or medium stiff brush) into the compound. Then draw your fingers across the bristles in such a way that the compound splatters onto the wall.

    Adjust the thickness of the compound, your technique, and the type of bristles until you get the results you want.

  2. First paint the surface. When it’s almost dry, try dipping a toothbrush in the paint and suing your thumb to splatter the paint onto the finished surface by raking it along the bristles.

    Or, by dipping a smallish paint brush in paint and slinging paint onto the surface.

    Or, put on a rubber glove, dip your fingers in the paint, and flick paint onto the surface.

    Just spitballing here.

  3. It looks like two coat application, first was a moderate application with a super fine nozzle, the second was a very light application with a very large nozzle. A literal splattering. No knockdown.

  4. Don’t use spackle, you need drywall mud. Never spackle.

    The spray crap in the can is hit or miss as well, but if you know what you’re doing, it can work OK. You need heavy orange peel if you’re using the can application. And you will have to adjust your technique to match, and it probably won’t match.

    Do the dry bristle brush dipped in drywall compound method, and you’ll have to experiment.

  5. This is called ‘[It’s called ‘Artex’ although that is a trade name it’s like calling a vacuum cleaner a hoover, the brand became synonymous with the style](

  6. I was scrolling through my feed of mostly astronomy related stuff, and scrolled past this thinking it was the surface of one of Jupiter or Saturn’s moons lmao

  7. It’s called a dash finish I believe.

  8. I have something similar but definitely not the same – basically I have the smaller speckles, not the bigger ones. It was created by mixing a type of grain/sand into the paint. Maybe that could be a starting point for replicating the same texture.

  9. I know you’ve already found a solution, that’s great! For anyone wondering how you do this to a whole room, its with one of these: and some of this: I practiced on cardboard till I was happy with the output, then did several rooms with it myself. I waited a small bit of time, then did the “knockdown” to make a typical knockdown texture. This looks like the “before” of knockdown.

  10. For small jobs: Homax makes a few spray versions in a can. You *absolutely* have to practice first. We have a knockdown finish and it’s been a great time and mess saver for patches and repairs.

  11. Looks like shitty knockdown.

  12. I tried the spray stuff, and I found that if I held the can under warm water for a minute it really helped it spray put more evenly.

  13. This is what Germans would call “woodchip wallpaper”. There’s a liquid version to be painted onto the wall, too. I’ve used it and it looks exactly like your picture.

  14. I have this type of wall texture and I absolutely despise it. It looks dingy really fast.

  15. That’s just wet mud, bud. Orange peel has a specific technique with a thinned down mud that causes it to spit out the way it does. This is splatter.

    This is effectively knock down texture where someone got lazy and didn’t knock it down, or knocked it down too late and didn’t actually get any of the surface flat. You can mimic this technique in small batches, but without a sprayer it’s going to be tough. If you want to do it by hand you can thin out your mud and stand out at a further distance and effectively “fling” the thinner mud (not soupy!) at the section off of the edge of the blade, but even then you’re going to get more of a pattern than this is providing (this is a splatter vs a line. This is why you need the sprayer).

    You can rent a sprayer from HD or Lowes for relatively cheap. Small bucket of mud and a Homer bucket, mixed properly, and you can have the surface done in a few minutes… though you’ll probably screw it up a few times and have to scrape it off and let it dry 😉 (it is easy once you know what you need to do and once you learn the right consistency).

  16. This is someones attempt at knockdown, looks like to me. Probably someone who didn’t know how to use the hopper, and didn’t do the knockdown portion.

  17. Spaniard here. Walls in Spain are covered with that stuff, we call it gotelé (possibly from french goutte or gouttettle). During the 70s economic boom, building was so fast this method was applied to hide the mistakes. Then it was too late and the fashion continued until today.

  18. Re: all the comments about this being poorly done knockdown. That would make total sense considering everything else about my new house. The flippers did such shit work and every week we keep finding new things they installed incorrectly.

  19. That’s just two passes by a man with a texture gun at different distances. To match the quality and directionality of it you just have to be as sloppy with canned texture spray. Try doing one quick moving pass up close and one quick moving pass farther away. Make sure you miss big sections on each pass and fill them in on the next.

  20. It’s not sprayed out of a can. And any attempts you make to trying to match it will be obvious.

    The original installers used a spray hopper with a drywall finish slurry (see link below). The various textures result from a combination of how close they stand to the wall, how quickly they move the sprayer across the surface, what angle and pressure they use for the knockdown, etc. If you put two drywall finishers next to each other and tell them to texture a wall, the surfaces will look different for each. Trying to replicate someone else’s exact technique is nearly impossible.


  21. In germany we have wall paper like that called “raufasertapete” you just glue it on the wall and paint white over it.

  22. That’s just poorly executed knockdown.

  23. Ah woodchip wall paper. That stuff was all over houses in the 80″s. Mare to get off.

  24. My dad was a drywaller my whole life. He told me once that matching is hard because everyone has a different technique to apply, so that’s why I was having so much trouble when I had to fix a spot. Then he came over and fixed it for me and it looked the same as the older wall, because he had like 30+ years experience. Drywall is hard!

  25. Just hang a picture over the spot and sit back with a cold beer. Job well done!

  26. This is a bad attempt at orange peel sprayed with an underpowered compressor.

  27. Woodchip wallpaper, that’s what my childhood home had in every room growing up, seemed a staple of old British cottages 😆

  28. It’s called “knock down” texture. Orange peel spray is too fine, look for knock down texture spray.

    1. Spray on. I usually hold can about 18″ from wall.
    2. leave it the fuck alone until partially dry. You want it just a little stiff
    3. use a 12″ blade to gently knock down the texture.

    Lacking a spray,

    1. get a big sponge,
    2. use carpet knife or needle nose pliers to cut or pull hunks out of sponge.
    3. Butter with quick drying joint compound,
    4. stamp wall
    5. wait till tacky
    6. knock down with 12″ blade.

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