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Repairing Textured Walls: Orange Peel

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Repair Orange Peel Textured Walls - Manual Technique
Orange Peel Textured Paint Finish

Orange Peel Textured Paint Finish


Manual Technique:
To create an orange peel textured wall effect do the following:
  • Mix enough thinned Redi-Mixed wallboard joint compound to fill the lower part of a paint tray. The consistency should be like pancake batter.
  • Apply the compound to the repaired area using a 3/8" nap roller
  • Feather out the rolling using lighter rolling pressure as you move away from the repaired area into the original textured area
  • Do a final roll all in one direction
  • Allow to dry completely. The effect won't match yet as the repair will have peaks throughout
  • Take a hand sanding block with 220 grit sandpaper and lightly sand the repaired area to level off the peaks and create the orange peel effect.
  • Take a clean cloth like an old T-shirt and rub the repaired area to soften the edges of the sanded orange peel repair.
  • Prime and paint to match the surrounding area (probably the whole wall having the repair for best results)

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