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How to Texturize a Wall

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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.
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