How to Paint With Texture Paint

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How to Paint With Texture Paint
Texture paint provides depth to a room. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Texture paint is often used to hide surface imperfections or add the illusion of depth to a room. Texture paint is available in four main types: premixed texture paint, self-mixed texture paint for a sandy texture, smooth textured paint for a stucco-like effect, and alternative finishes of texture paint, such as a glossy or matt finish. Select the desired texture paint, and purchase the correct amount to cover the designated area.

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Things you need

  • Putty
  • Putty tool
  • Spackling paste
  • Texture paint
  • Primer
  • Fabric paint roller
  • Painting tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Water
  • Towel

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  1. 1

    Fill in all wall seams and wall imperfections or holes with putty or spackling paste using a putty tool, and let dry for a couple hours.

  2. 2

    Sand the wall areas with dried putty or spackling paste for a smooth finish, using sandpaper.

  3. 3

    Wipe down the walls with a damp cloth and let dry.

  4. 4

    Apply painting tape to all corners, ceilings and floorboards along the edges as this prevents paint from touching the ceilings and floorboards (or carpet) and results in a clean, clear painted edge.

  5. 5

    Apply one coat of primer to the designated area, and allow to dry for 12 hours.

  6. 6

    Apply two coats of the texture paint with a fabric roller in up-down motions similar to painting with non-textured paint, cleaning the sides frequently to avoid streaks on the walls. This goes for all types of textured paint.

Tips and warnings

  • Texture paint works as a concealer for walls with flaws and uneven surfaces.
  • Texture paint is more difficult to paint over than regular paint.

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