I repaired a 2' x 4' section of our ceiling, and I'd like to match the surrounding texture.
Is this a sprayed texture like orange peel, or just some kind of roller stipple?
Assuming it was orange peel, I tried matching it with a Homax spray gun. I did get a decent orange peel, but it's a lot more 'blotchy' than the one I'm trying to match, which has very small raised bumps.
I've tried various combinations of mud, pressure, etc. My last attempt was joint compound thinned 4:1 with water, 70 PSI, and a 4mm tip. I'm using a Porter Cable C2002 (6 Gal 150 PSI) compressor.
Note that the gun needs 7CFM @ 25PSI, which is probably more than the compressor can do - the C2002 is rated 3.5 SCFM @ 40PSI. But I'm not sure if that's the problem.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.