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I recently took down a wall between 2 rooms with different

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I recently took down a wall between 2 rooms with different texturing. Can I apply knockdown over the existing popcorn and make it look good?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

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You can't apply anything over a popcorn ceiling finish. You have to remove the pop corn then apply your texture to match.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my mistake-I want to apply knockdown over orange peel on a wall
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

As long as the surface is flat not glossy it can work.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but will it blend well?
Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

I don't know what you mean. You're asking a question in abstract with no particulars. How well it blends depends on your skill level.

Expert:  Rick replied 1 year ago.

All these textured finishes are essentially random patterns. So if you're trying to match the texture where 2 rooms now come together making them blend together is a matter of skill and probably not a DIY project.