I had to cut access panels in the ceiling of a 7' x 11' room to make several plumbing repairs. The ceiling has the slapbrush/stomp texture:
I have patched the drywall and I plan on restomping the whole ceiling as opposed to trying to match a patch. After knocking off the brittle tips with a knife, can I simply roll on another coat of mud and stomp? The patches I made are smooth. Do I need to wet the ceiling down and knock it down with a knife or a sponge before I restomp to get the best results and hide the patches?