Texture Paint: Everything You Need to Know

While most homes are given a burst of colour and life with the help of interior paint, it’s usually the texture painted wall that makes for the centre of attention. In technical terms, texture paints consist of coarse grains (such as gypsum, sand, etc.) metal, ribbon, lace, leather, etc which along with the water-thinned binder, are used for creating a rough pattern on a wall. Texture painted walls have fast become one of the most popular painting trends and allow you to choose from a myriad of options. Everything from old school teak wood finishes to the ever-so-popular popcorn ceilings is on the cards.  

Texture paint, unlike flat paint, has a slightly rough and gritty look that adds character and a rustic appeal to walls. They are often used as an alternative to wallpaper and are also a great solution to hide uneven and imperfect wall surfaces. They also come in various types with everything from smooth to sand and orange peel. Read more about it in our post here. (https://aapkapainter.com/blog/what-is-texture-painting-and-types/)

Application of Texture Paint:

Texture paints are very easy to apply by using a spray can, paintbrushes and a paint roller. If you’re feeling brave and planning to paint your own house, there are a whole bunch of DIY tips, tricks and hack you can find on the internet. 

You can also get a hold of premixed textured paints that are ready to use and are as simple to apply as regular paint. 

If you’ve really caught the DIY bug, you could use a variety of tools in order to create various textures on your wall. Some of these tools include sponges, spatulas and other specialised paint brushes that are freely available in the market. However, if you’re planning on going down this road, we advise you to do ample research before you get started.

If you aren’t feeling all that adventurous, you could always call us and we’d be happy to put all our experience and expertise to good use and understand exactly what you want and give it to you in the most timely and hassle-free manner. 

Another important thing to remember is that textured paint can be applied onto old as well as newly plastered surfaces. 

Properties of Textured Paint:

Textured paints are basically water-based paint. Hence, they are less toxic as compared to other oil-based paints. The washability of textured paint mainly depends upon the surface sheen. Some sheen is wipeable & some are washable depending upon the manufacturer’s guide. You can give the back of the paintbox a quick read to better understand these finer details. 

The Use of Textured Paint: 

As mentioned above, textured paint is used to cover imperfections. Be it cracks, holes, general irregularity in concrete walls, old panelling, and uneven drywall are easily and relatively inexpensively hidden with texture paint. Texture paint is also generally more durable as it’s designed to hide imperfections on your wall and/or ceiling.

Textured paint is also used to create dramatic and unique wall designs. A few popular types of textured paint finishes are mosaic, rustic, brick, marble, fabric, wood, striped, ethnic and smoky. 

So the next time you’re planning on painting your home, you know the one thing you need to be considering!