While textured walls may be out of fashion, textured paint is growing in popularity. Texturing walls with paint gives a completely different finish to those bumpy 80’s style ceilings and roofs homeowners are so eager to get rid of. Think farmhouse-chic and casual, rustic vibes that will give your home a unique modern edge.
Benefits Of Textured Paint
Textured paint comes with a heap of benefits including:
- Low maintenance
- Add depth and dimension
- Hides flaws and marks
- Cover up damage if you can’t re-plaster
- More durable than regular paint
- Easier to apply than wallpaper
Of course, there are a couple of drawbacks too. Mostly, it’s the amount of time you need to invest in a textured paint project. Both the preparation and application process takes much longer than applying regular paint and you may have to spend some time trialling different types of brushes and rollers.
Textured Paint Tips
You can purchase textured paint off the shelf or add texture with silica sand during the application process. Textured paint can be applied to painted walls, but it’s not a great idea to paint over wallpaper. You will need to remove all traces of the wallpaper first and clean the walls. If you don’t have the time or the energy to remove wallpaper, we can do it for you. Find out more about our wallpaper-removal service by having a chat with one of our friendly team.
Always test your textured paint (either store-bought or homemade) and application techniques on a piece of cardboard first. Textured paint performs differently to regular paint and developing a good technique requires practice.
If you are making your own textured paint with sand avoid using fast drying paint as the base. Texturing takes time, so you need a paint that won’t dry out too quickly. And most importantly, always work in a well-ventilated room with appropriate protective equipment.