how can I get this texture
The original owners of our house created a textured ceiling in our bedroom, and I need to imitate it for an area that's been replaced with drywall. As the photo shows, it's a sort of directional streaking, maybe with a thicker paint than normal.
I'm going to repaint the whole ceiling, so the texturizing doesn't have to be provided by the paint.
My own guess is taking regular paint, adding some sort of thickening agent, and applying in one direction with a roughly textured sponge.
Or maybe something like a glue or plaster on the new drywall that could then be painted over.
Any suggestions? Thanks!