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Question DetailsAsked on 5/30/2012

My kitchen ceiling was damaged during Hurricane Ike - I have paid several contractors to repair and reteture the ceiling -

I am still very unhappy with the texture.- Each time the contractor promises perfection. At completion they state that it would never match. I need help!

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The main things you need to look for when trying to match texture are:

1. color of your ceiling and the sheen. You could do a perfect patch and if you have a glossy ceiling you will see the difference in old paint to new paint.


2. Depending on what kind of texture and how big an area you are dealing with it is better to skim the ceiling and retexture. This is a better plan also if the person doing the patch can not match the texture.


I have done years and years of restoration and patching drywall. Every situation is different. The person doing the work needs to be creative, and see how the colors and light (natural or home lighting) are coming across the patch. For example if you have lots of window that allow a great amount of light to come across a glossy ceiling, you are going to be able to see everything. The smoother the texture, the more you will see imperfecttions (from shadows being cast)

Answered 7 years ago by RConstructionMgt

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The main things you need to look for when trying to match texture are:

1. color of your ceiling and the sheen. You could do a perfect patch and if you have a glossy ceiling you will see the difference in old paint to new paint.


2. Depending on what kind of texture and how big an area you are dealing with it is better to skim the ceiling and retexture. This is a better plan also if the person doing the patch can not match the texture.


I have done years and years of restoration and patching drywall. Every situation is different. The person doing the work needs to be creative, and see how the colors and light (natural or home lighting) are coming across the patch. For example if you have lots of window that allow a great amount of light to come across a glossy ceiling, you are going to be able to see everything. The smoother the texture, the more you will see imperfecttions (from shadows being cast)


Answered 7 years ago by RConstructionMgt




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