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Repairing Orange Peel Textured Walls - Introduction and Needed Tools
Orange Peel Textured Paint Finish

Orange Peel Textured Paint Finish

This tutorial will walk you through how to repair a damaged orange peel textured wall. Repairing textured walls may seem difficult but it is really not that difficult. It will take some practice and once the wall is painted, the repair will blend in much better. First you need to determine what type of finish you're repairing. There are a few basic types of textured finishes for walls but they can go by different names:
  • Orange Peel (also Splatter or sometimes Eggshell)
  • Knockdown (also Skip trowel)
  • Sand
  • Popcorn (also Acoustic or Cottage Cheese) is a ceiling texture and is discussed in a different tutorial.
In this tutorial we'll discuss how to repair an orange peel wall texture after the wall is repaired.
    Difficulty Level
  • Easy
    Needed Tools and Materials
  • Adhesive mesh / metal drywall patch
  • Minimum 6" wide Wallboard Taping Knife
  • Spackling (optional)
  • Redi-Mixed Wallboard Joint Compound (optional)
  • 3/8" Nap Roller
  • Dust Mask
  • Eye Protection
  • Plastic Drop cloths
  • Spray Texture Patch (optional)
  • Primer
  • Paint

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