Tips For Textured Painting


Textured painting is a popular choice for these who need something more than a boring, solid color on their walls. Apart from the beautiful effects, textured painting is also known for low maintenance and higher durability. Also, textured paint can give the feel of a wallpaper without their issues like opening of seams or tearing off. In this post, we explain textured painting in detail.

Understand the Types
Texture paints come in different types and are used for different purposes. Smooth texture paint is a preferred by those looking for a subtle effect. Popcorn texture provides a heavy finish and is often found on ceilings. Knockdown texture can go with any colour and is quite tough. Explore the samples of different types before shortlisting any one.

Know the Techniques Involved:
There are two major techniques involved in textured painting: Glazing and plastering. In glazing, a translucent or transparent finish is applied over a basecoat using any of the different painting tools, such as brushes, rollers, combs, etc.

Plastering, as the name suggests, is the application of plaster design, using tools like knives or spatulas. Once you decide upon a pattern, you can consult your interior designer as to which technique is more appropriate for your chosen design.

Examples of Textured Painting:

There are no limits to creativity when it comes to textured painting. Listed below are some common examples of textured painting.

Marble Finish:
Real marble is too expensive. If you want to give a marble-like finish to your wall within a budget, marbleizing is the solution for you.

For those keen on giving a wooden finish to their walls, graining is the right texture technique for them. With graining, you can get the imitation of any kind of wood, including rare wood varieties.

Strie painting:
This technique involves creating soft steaks of colour to give an impression of a fabric like denim, linen, etc.

As the name suggests, bricking is preferred by those who want to create a brick-effect on their walls.

Through this technique, you can make your wall resemble real leather.

In this technique, a dragging brush is moved across the wall to create an effect of horizontal or vertical lines.

In conclusion, textured painting allows to give a decorative and unique touch to your home. Be it the living room, kitchen, bedroom or dining room, textured painting can enhance the look and feel of any area. If you’re planning to apply textured painting to multiple rooms, keep in mind the ‘big picture’ to ensure a consistent effect across all rooms.


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