With tiny granules that absorb and reflect light, our Studio Finishes® Latex Texture Sand hides minor imperfections with the depth and tactile appeal of a fine, textured painting. Its natural, earthy feel also evokes the organic tones of stone and sand.
How to Texturize a Wall
Step 1 - Prepare Surfaces
Before creating a textured effect on your wall(s) or any other surface, be sure to properly prepare it by cleaning it thoroughly. Also repair any protruding nails or other imperfections.
Step 2 - Apply the Finish
Using a roller, apply the textured wall paint onto a clean surface.
Step 3 - Apply the Base Color
After you have allowed time for the sand finish to dry completely, roll on your selected base color.
Step 4 - Create a Glaze Mixture
Mix together Studio Finishes Latex Glaze (405) with paint in a color different from your base color.
Dampen a lint-free cloth, dip it into the mixture, and use a "washing" technique—a circular or wide-sweeping motion—to apply color to the wall.
Work in small sections, taking care to maintain a wet edge to avoid hard, overlapping lines. For different texture effects, vary your stroke techniques.
Helpful Hints for Texture Painting
- In homes with expansive natural views, textured walls link your home's interior with the outdoors, connecting rooms to their surroundings.
- Because of their ties to natural materials, textured walls may look best with warmer, organic colors. Experiment with warm greens, golds, browns, and grays.
- Textured paint cannot hide major damage to walls, but it is a great choice to cover up time-worn, pitted surfaces too large to sand smooth.