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How to patch orange peel wall texture

To patch orange peel wall texture first make wall repair.

First, make wall repair, spackle and sand.

Orange peel wall texture and splatter texture are commonly used to “finish” interior wall surfaces and hide taped drywall seams along with other imperfections. At the same time these subtle textures transform flat walls into a finish that reflects light and adds interest to any room.

If damage appears to walls with orange peel wall texture, the typical spackle and sand repair approach will leave a “bald spot” or smooth area in the textured surface. Painting over the area doesn’t conceal the difference in wall surfaces. Here’s how to parch orange peel wall texture to get it back to its original state.

Pro Grade Wall Texture, Orange Peel, Oil Based

Determine the orange peel wall texture best suited to match the surface.

Prior to the convenience of aerosol textures, contractors had to use a hopper gun and compressor to apply the wall texture and get walls back to the original appearance. The convenience of aerosol textures has changed the way contractors patch orange peel wall texture. With a variety of formulas and features to choose from, to make repairs to orange peel texture walls is now as easy as adjusting the nozzle to match the wall texture, spraying and painting to make invisible repairs.

How to patch orange peel wall texture

Step 1

First make all necessary wall repairs, spackle and sand as needed.

Step 2

Determine the orange peel wall texture best suited to match the surface you need to repair and the features you want. You can choose from:

  • Oil-based  – fastest drying, solvent formula. Requires paint thinner for easy cleanup.
  • Water-based – low odor, easy water cleanup.
  • Water-based and color-changing – Goes on blue, dries white. Low odor, easy water cleanup.
 Adjust the spray of the aerosol texture

Adjust the spray to the desired pattern.

Step 3

To get  faster repairs for orange peel wall texture, follow the instructions on the can for the aerosol texture product you use and for the application. Adjust the spray to the desired pattern and test on a piece of scrap drywall until you get the desired texture. Feather the texture over the edge of the repair to help create a seamless end result.


Never apply the texture over 100 percent of the surface


Never apply the texture over 100 percent of the surface (full coverage). The highs and lows created by the flat space in between the texture are what adds dimension.

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