I’m having trouble figuring out how to replicate this texture. enter image description here

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    I agree with the light stopm answer from below it could have been done with a roller or a sponge, not a kitchen sponge but a large foam or natural sponge with larger irregular holes. I would lean more to the sponge because of the different angles. Load the sponge and dab and wipe after a few minutes flatten the ridges with a wide taping knife but use very light pressure or your knock down won't match (it is difficult for pros to match texture). If you don't like how it looks prior to it being totally dry you can scrape it off with the knife and try again. – Ed Beal Sep 25 '17 at 18:40
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    Can you post a wider angle picture? It looks like a regular stomp, with a light knockdown. This was most likely done with a very light mix, and a 3/8" or lighter knap roller, then stomped with a pressed brush, prior to knockdown. It may have even been lightly scraped prior to painting. – tahwos Sep 26 '17 at 0:04
  • Is the purpose to replicate the texture on a large area or to repair and match a small area? There are different solutions for the two cases. – fixer1234 Jun 29 '18 at 2:14

That looks almost like a stomp texture with a circular or tree bark like mix or even a light knockdown. Here is a sample of a few different textures.


I think you should use sponge.

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