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Matching paint stipple effect

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Monkeytennis, 10 Aug 2016.

  1. Monkeytennis

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    I have to replace a patch of plasterboard, which has been painted with a stipple effect as shown in the pictures below and so need to try and figure out how to match it.

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    It seems quite different to a normal type of artex stipple effect and is quite patchy, with variable size bumps. If I scrape off one of the bumps, it appears to be white all the way through.

    Can anyone help me to work out how to match this effect?
     
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    Is that not just a textured paint finish?
     
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    Its just a textured paint daubed on. Looks awful and will always look awful no matter what you do with it.
     
  5. Monkeytennis

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    Right ho, I'll try and find some of that then. Thanks for the info. Oh and thanks for the bonus detail of telling me how horrible my house looks :unsure:
     
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    Not intended ! To be fair it doesn't say anywhere that its your house. Texture paint is every Decorators nightmare. Whoever invented it should be shot !! Its not the sort of thing that can be matched really. Better to either get it off or have it skimmed and start again.
     
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    No worries; you're right it's not the best thing ever, but this is an old cottage and there are millions of worse things to sort out. The patch is only about six inches square so for now trying to match it up is a lot easier than getting rid of it.

    I appreciate the guidance on what it probably is. I couldn't find any examples of textured paint that showed a result like that for general sale in the UK, probably because no-one wants to buy it. They all seemed to be more artex type of things. But I did find a product by Zinsser/Rustoleum called Roll-A-Tex paint additive that you mix into paint and the effect looks very similar. Not sold in the UK, but around £10 shipped over on amazon, so I'll give that a go.
     
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    You could use some masonry paint and put some sand in it. This can create a similar effect. Put it on with a brush.
     
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    Do the best you can then hang a picture over it.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice. Yes, ideally I would change it, but I'll give matching it a go and see how it looks first.
     
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