Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 84
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stacy Not for large spots
We removed a closet and had to repair large spots in the popcorn ceiling after removal. I thought this would work well. After 3 cans, I finally figured out the best way to use it. Do not use small bursts as the can says, but large sweeping motions for larger spots. This will allow it to blend with the existing ceiling better. Otherwise it really doesn't look the same. It is also a VERY bright white, so you will likely need to paint the ceiling after the patch dries.
Overall, it did the job, but was very, very messy and the can really doesn't cover very much area. The painting after was the hardest part!
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kevin3344 Works if you take your time
Be sure to read the instructions and take your time. I tested on a small area first before tackling a larger area. You need to cover the area below as if you were painting. I started out slow and you cannot tell the area that was patched. Be sure to let it dry before going over again if you need a second coat. Would buy again.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nat2k5us Horrible Product
The pressure is terrible and got stuck after first burst.
August 12, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by keitherjames Need Experience
As long as the ceiling is classic popcorn you can do a very good cover and blending job with this product. You will have to have had a lot of experience doing it go get good. Best results spray can upwards from min 3-4 ft. away and do in short bursts. You will have to blend a bit into old. You may also have to pop some the bigger globs with your finger to blend. If the ceiling is painted use the same paint.. there is over 200 shades of paint so matching will be impossible. If not painted but popcorn is old and stained your are gonna notice that it is lighter there a bit. There you go!
June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Getdoneright1 First time user of this product and it turned out great. Will be using more often.
Steps I took for repairing a 6' x 2' area.
1. Tape seams in drywall.
2. Mud seams tell there smooth/ sanding if need be.
3. Key one I found help was Prime the area with a primer to seal dry wall mud. ( bull-eyes 123) This helps the spray to attach to the area you are working.
4. Lay plastic over everything and I mean everything.
5. Build a rectangle with plastic around the area to help with over spray.
6. Another key one soak any can of this product in warm water not boiling but warm to help build pressure inside can, since this product works best around 70 degrees.
7. Spray in short burst over area since you have about 10 sec of working time for each can. ( It took 2 cans to cover this area.) Spray about 12 inches from ceiling for best results. Let it dry 24 hrs per coat application.
8.Pull plastic around area your working. Prime the texture with a primer again to seal the mud base product since it will soak up any water from painting.
9. Paint the area with ceiling paint and your done.
These are the same steps I used for the wall base one also since I did about 6' x 8' area of wall patching. Only used 1 can of orange peal spray for this area.
If you want your product to work follow these steps since each can are costly and Doing a little more preparing will save you $ in the end.
April 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SageBear Terrible product
Terrible to use, no pressure at all, gunk just drooled out onto my hand. If you shake it while using, it gums up. If you do not shake while using, nothing comes out except propellant.
Tried hot water bath, it sprayed slightly better for exactly 3 seconds. Then went back to being useless.
The product that came out after the water bath was extremely chunky and looked nothing like a popcorn texture.
Overall a complete fail. Will be trying to return.
February 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jim6918 Hit or Miss
I am really surprised that Homax hasn't figured this product out. I use the spray wall texture all the time and think it's great; just take your time and try not to do the whole job in one setting.
The ceiling texture on the other hand is very problematic. I used a can about a year ago with perfect results.
The tale of the tape on my job this weekend. Area to be patched was about 18" by 18" around a ceiling fan. Followed directions on the can to a T. First can ran out of propellant with about half the can left. Spray was kind of weak to begin with, but it provided a good base to build up. Second can just barely dribbled out. Total waste. Third can sprayed perfectly and the repair is perfect.
So I guess the rule here is but 3 times as much as think you will need and you might have just enough to finish with out a trip to the store.
January 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jason Terrible product
I been doing drywall repairs for 15 years and have always used bagged acoustic. I was doing a patch for a friend that was pretty small and decided to try out this product. It was clumpy and sprayed at low pressure. Did not match acoustic at all. I scraped it off and did it the right way , which did not include this product or any other products made by them
January 20, 2016