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Old 08-18-2012, 11:23 AM
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I have 3 places in my house that we had to cut the ceiling out to repair broken pipes.
I have replaced the drywall, mudded and taped......but I don't know how to make this pattern??
Is there a tool or a trick to do this??

I would love to get these ceilings finished so I can paint them and get this house ready to sell.
Any help you can provide would be awesome!!
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Laura: I have not heard of a "star pattern" texture in the ceiling. What you may have is what is called "crow foot" pattern. To make a crow foot most dry wall finishers use a special tool that looks like a brush with the bristles that are flattened out in a circle design. To do this on the cheap in a small area I have had success with scrape piece of rug (long nap) dipped in a slurry of sheet rock mud. The pattern will take practice to get close.
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One area is about 5' x 5'. That's the 1/2 bath ceiling.
One area is about 3' x 3'. That part of the laundry room ceiling.
One area is about 4' x 4'. That part is just as you walk in from the garage.

They are big spots that will get noticed quick if I half arce them.
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Laura you have what is called Rosebud drywall texture. This type of texture is done by stomping the ceiling with a rosebud style of soft bristle brush.


http://drywall101.com/articles/textu...ps/rosebud.php


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Easy. I helped dad do that throughout our house. He has done a hundred rooms like that.

Get a round LONG bristle brush.
Something like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UDA9uTA9pJc

You spread the mud on the ceiling rather thick.
Then "stomp" the pattern into it.

Follow the directions that QGM (above) linked to.

A few tips:
1 Get a LONG handle on the brush so you don't have to lift your arms over your head when stomping the ceiling.

2 You can you a premix like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UDBAxzA9pJc

Instead of adding water to the mix use a ceiling white PAINT.
It will dry a bright white.

3 It's a messy job so clean it up while it's still wet.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Thank you!!
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Just for laughs, I am sharing your photo of that ceiling on Facebook.

Let's see how many "Likes" I can get.
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