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:

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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?


I would dampen the areas you patched, any areas that were/are painted won't absorb enough to matter.

If you are thinning premixed joint compound you should be able to roll it on and stomp. Cool pattern.

  • I just bought a brush at lunch to do this, but now I am wondering if I have the right one. How do I know which brush type did this design?
    – Evil Elf
    Apr 8 '13 at 17:22
  • Lol, I was going to ask what brush you'd used.. Time for a new question.. Some experimenting is in order. There are a LOT of designers over at houzz.com, post a pic there.
    – HerrBag
    Apr 8 '13 at 20:43
  • I think people call the design Rosebud. I don't think stomping a ceiling would be difficult, but it is in eyeshot of another ceiling, so I may get someone who knows what they are doing to try and match it.
    – Evil Elf
    Apr 9 '13 at 12:12
  • Another way might be to skim coat the whole room and use a different pattern..
    – HerrBag
    Apr 9 '13 at 12:39
  • I just rolled on the mud as thick as I could and stomped it all. You can see the patched areas as the other areas have both patterns but it is pretty good. I think knocking it all down while moist would have helped hide the patches if I ever have to do it again.
    – Evil Elf
    May 8 '13 at 17:20

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