Why do I have pocket holes in my new texture ceiling?


If you noticed little air bubbles as you were applying it then that's what became the pock marks. This usually means you didn't add water or enough water when mixing or re-mixing the bucket.

You can dry sanding it again of course, but nobody likes that mess. I'd go with wet sanding & see if that smoothes it out enough for roller painting dimples to disappear them.

Wet sanding is nothing but wet (shy of dripping, but not wrung-out) sponging. Smaller double faced kitchen sponges would probably be best for this situation. Yellow synthetic on one side & scrubby on the other, you choose which works best.

It's frequent wringing out of the sponge but there's no dust & usually you can smooth or blend these right out. Be careful of your edges so you don't dull or round them too much, unless you find that you like...

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Prepare a container of spackle. Many brands of spackle or putty come premixed in disposable containers, and can just be opened and used. Drywall compounds are also available that can be mixed in a small, disposable cup.


Remove the debris around the hole. Strip away any old paint or loose and flaking spots of drywall. If the hole was created by a screw or other attachment that affixed something to the ceiling, make sure all of the attachment pieces have been removed from the area, including inside the hole.


Dust the area around the hole with a toothbrush or small paintbrush to remove any dust.If the hole is larger than half an inch, use an adhesive mesh tape on the hole. Scrape the area around the ceiling hole, and apply the tape in strips that run at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) past the hole before preparing the area for spackling.


Moisten a small, soft sponge and dampen the hole, rubbing gently. Make sure the ceiling hole is...

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Sorry, there's really no pun to explain a ceiling texture tutorial.

After the drywall was finished, it was time to mud. Mike's the drywall extraordinaire, so I let him do his thing. Plus mudding falls into that category of "messy things that don't easily wash out of clothing", so it's better that I don't watch. After everything was mudded I was called down again to help with ceiling texture. Since we tore out all the ceilings on the second floor, and just recently did the ceiling in the new bathroom, we knew what we were doing, and most importantly who's good at what. Mike's the roller and I'm the stamper. Since I didn't explain how we did it for either of those projects, I figured now's as good a time as any to make a tutorial.

First, you have to decide what type of texture you want. This isn't the most important design decision you have to make, but have you ever looked up in a room and saw a popcorn ceiling and cringed? Yeah, don't be those people. We prefer a...

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Why do ceilings have popcorn texture?

Popcorn texture does have acoustic properties. Muffles sound and what not to a certain degree.

In my opinion the primary reason is cost. When popcorn was popular a couple decades ago they other options were a smooth flat ceiling which required a decent paint job to remain smooth. Smooth and flat would need a skilled craftsman apply the joint compound on drywall and skilled=$$. Acoustic or popcorn ceiling would need an apprentice to tape and float the joints and spraying the popcorn could be done with a minimal investment in equipment. (low barrier to entry)

No painting required after popcorn application, so the total cost (and time) is less with popcorn than any other method. Also, popcorn texture will hide almost any flaw. To the point your blind drunken grandparent could tape and float the ceiling and popcorn would hide...

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Ceiling with textured "popcorn" finish

Textured popcorn ceilings went out of style years ago, but many older homes—and some new ones—still have them. While taking down a textured ceiling is not that difficult, it is a messy job that requires hard work and special safety precautions.


There are two potential problems that can turn removing a textured ceiling into a DIY nightmare:

Asbestos: Acoustic texture manufactured before 1980 may contain asbestos and should be tested before being removed. While it doesn’t pose a health risk if left in place, removing a ceiling containing asbestos can stir up the fibers and cause them to become trapped in your lungs. More information about the dangers of Asbestos in Your Home can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency website. Painted Ceiling: Another potential problem that can make removing a popcorn ceiling much more difficult is if paint has been applied over the texture. This prevents the texture...
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Covering an old ceiling with new drywall is a big job—heavy lifting, a serious time commitment and a major mess. But in some cases, it’s the smartest way to go. We talked to a dozen remodelers, and every one of them made the same point: Sometimes, covering up an old ceiling saves time, money and headaches in the long run.

One of the best things about a ceiling cover-up job is that you can cut holes in the ceiling without fussy repairs later. So it’s the perfect time to add or move light fixtures, install a ceiling fan or run networking cables. If there’s living space above the ceiling, you can even fix floor squeaks or run new plumbing for a future bathroom remodel.

We’ll focus on the details that make this job different from other drywall projects. Go to the drywall section for everything else you need to know about hanging and finishing drywall.

Is this the solution for your problem?

Damaged drywallThe ceiling shown in this article...

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Most textured ceilings are coated in a material called spackle, and the two most commonly used application methods to texture a ceiling are hand application and using a tool called a texture sprayer. A texture sprayer is a type of blowgun that sprays the texture material directly onto the ceiling. Using a sprayer is usually a less labor-intensive way to texture a ceiling. Adding texture by hand requires the use of a spreading tool, such as a trowel. Texture sprayers typically require the use of an air compressor, and both of these tools can usually be rented from home improvement centers or companies that specialize in tool and equipment rental.

Before attempting to texture a ceiling, you need to be sure the surface of the drywall is clean and primed. Primer is usually applied just like paint and has about the same drying time. Applying spackle to raw drywall may cause the color to mottle when it dries. You should also be sure there are no loose pieces of drywall tape,...

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Have you ever wondered how the textured ceilings are done? I have done a lot of them, and it is really easy to do, messy, but easy. You don’t have to be an expert to get this job done. First you need to know what kind of pattern you want to do. There are a lot of different patterns, and I’ll explain a couple of them.

What you will need:

A thick nap roller cover, roller handle and extension. A large paint mixer and drill to mix the texture (this can be purchased at a paint store or home improvement center). Drop cloths or plastic to cover the floor. A bucket of water to thin the texture and clean up. A stipple brush or a texture roller.

Remove everything from the room, and cover the floor with drop cloths or plastic. I recommend drop cloths because the plastic will become slippery, but use your own judgment. Remove the light fixture and anything else attached to the ceiling.

If you have a painted ceiling, you first have to prime the entire ceiling....

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I have been searching a lot to fix this same issue , Was on the verge of UNinstalling 96 mods with about 10 or so texture packs , then i found this page, AS was Posted above by...(Dustindestrctin) I can confirm now, that JUST disabling ENB will not Fix this error , you have to completely REMOVE any ENB files and the Issue will Go away.

This ceiling texture was not the only issue but is what sent me looking for the Underlying Problem , a couple other Trans errors showed up before this, but nothing i could Save my game and reload to see if i found the Fix ...lol

I realize this is an older thread, but for the NEXT poor soul that has this Issue may Find it easier.

If i find a way to Have ENB (love what it does to the Game) and not have this Transparency problem i will post back.

Edit: Removing ENB was not the answer, what i hadent realized is i also lost Archiveinvalated so was seeing Vanilla textures. ENB is still ununstalled and still have this...

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Texturing a ceiling is a great way to dress up a room. Some patterns, like skip-troweling, involve nothing more than running a trowel or other tool over the partially stiff compound [source: Donovan]. Follow the steps below and you'll soon have a lovely textured ceiling.

Repair the ceiling's plaster, making sure there are no cracks, holes, etc.Prime the ceiling before texturing. Texture compound applied to an unprimed ceiling dries very quickly, causing lap marks where wet compound is applied next to dry compound.Decide what compound to use. You can use a ready-to-use multi-purpose joint compound, a ready-mixed texture compound, or a powdered texture compound that you mix yourself. You may have to mix water into the ready-to-use compounds to attain the right consistency.Decide if you want to mix color into the compound. (Color can only be added to powder compounds.) Adding color at this stage eliminates painting the ceiling later on. Mix the coloring agent into the water.Mix up...
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Knowing 'How To Repair Drywall' can save you time and money. The drywall you need to fix will likely fall into one of four categories, patching large and small holes in drywall,smoothing or fixing uneven drywall, repairing cracked drywall and installing new drywall in place of old damaged material. Although the materials are similar, the techniques vary a little

There are descriptions below for all of the problems you may be having with your drywall or sheetrock. There is even a section dealing with 'moldy drywall'. Also there are links to 'how to' articles that will give you tips and tricks on getting a professional finish.

Finding and Fixing Drywall Problems

Below you will find some common problems you are likely to have with your drywall. There is a brief description and a link that will lead you to additional drywall information.

You have dents, dings and small holes in your drywall, that you want to fix before you paint.

This is a common...

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Quote from another drywaller on another forum

"A painted surface is not porous like drywall paper. The change in the mud temperature effected by the warmer ceiling will cause the disolved air in the compound to outgas. On unpainted drywall, the gas is able to dissapate through the face paper and not form "seeds" (like you'll see on the bottom of a pot of water as it nears boiling point), but not so on a painted surface.

Over-whipping the mix might add to the problem, but I think the notion of mixing air into the mud is too frequently offered as an explanation for this phenomenon, and leads people on a fruitless (and potentially expensive) search for better mixing methods.

To stop this from happening, you would have to:

1- place the mud in a vaccuum to release the disolved gasses, or
2- heat the mud until it's warmer than the drywall and keep it warmer while working, or
3- Trowel repeatedly until the bubbles disappear (if the fill is...

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