matching artex paint design

Postby david.wells » Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:09 pm

i have removed a partition wall in the living room. the ceilings throughout the house have artex "stipple" pattern(i think), apart from the area which was enclosed by the partition. i am having trouble matching the pattern which was originally used to paint the ceiling. i have tried using a long pile roller, a stiff brush, sponge, even balled up newspaper to create the pattern. i can't seem to get the stipple of the paint deep enough to match the rest of the roof. any help would be appreciated
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Postby thedoctor » Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:14 am

Its not just the tool used for the pattern David, its the thickness of the artex also. This can vary so much as you will have discovered. A deep stipple is usually obtained by using a special artex brush which you can buy from most decorators merchants. Its a flat pad with a D handle on one side and lots of rubber stipples on the other. You press it up into the artex and pull it off again.
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