How Can I Make My Own Textured Paint?

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How Can I Make My Own Textured Paint?
Select the colour and the textured medium. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Textured paint produces interesting aesthetic effects on indoor walls and ceilings. Textured paint hides blemishes and imperfections on walls and ceilings as well. Making your own textured paint is a easy procedure that simply requires selecting a textured medium, and adding it to the paint. It is less expensive than buying pre-made textured paint, and adding your own texture gives you more control about the size and type of texture used in the paint.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Textured medium
  • Measuring cups
  • Sieve
  • Wooden stirring sticks
  • Paint rollers

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  1. 1

    Choose a coloured latex paint for the project. Adding a textured medium to the paint may lighten the paint. Select a slightly darker shade of paint after determining the colour for the project.

  2. 2

    Select a textured medium to add to the paint. Various texture mediums are available such as pre-mixed drywall mud, spackling compound and sand. You can also make your own textured medium by grinding styrofoam into small particles.

  3. 3

    Add the textured medium to the paint. Pour one cup of the textured medium through a sieve into a five gallon container of paint. The sieve keeps out unwanted lumps. Mix the paint and texture together with a wood stirring stick. Test the paint on a sample area of the wall. Apply the paint with a roller and allow it to dry.

  4. 4

    Add more textured medium to the paint as needed in one cup or half cup measurements. Write down the amount of textured medium used on a piece of paper. Once you find the appropriate combination of paint and textured medium, you will be able to duplicate the formula.

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