The texture is actually just the old plaster. It was not like todays plaster wich mixes up creamy smooth. I dont really know how to recreate the look. When I did some repairs in my 70 year old house I repainted with Ralph Lauren River Rock paint from the Depot. It has a subtle texture that pretty much hid the repairs. It also has a nicer look that regular paint. Dont let them suck you in to buying their special rollers. I bought one and compared it to a regular short knap roller and there is no difference.