Texture painting gives an extraordinary look to your house. It is a very popular type of paint to cover drywall. The paint has heavy consistency and consists of grains of sand and/or gypsum which is bound by a water-thinned binder. Use of texture paint creates a roughly patterned effect on the wall.
The heavy consistency and thickness make it useful for different applications and for different reasons, like covering joints in drywall, painting drywall without priming.
Smooth Texture Paint
It is lighter than other types of texture paints as it doesn’t contain any kind of sand of grains and creates a smooth structure. This type of paint is heavy and thick so it requires a putty knife for the application. The paint is too heavy, that it gives the look of a plaster after drying.
Sand Texture Paint
It contains sand like additives. It is interior latex painting and is available in fine, medium and coarse grain sizes. These paint falls under two different categories as follows
Premixed Sand Texture Paint
Sand additives are already present in premix texture paint. These paints are available for the direct application. as These paints don’t provide a fine finish and imperfections are visible.So, it is commonly put on areas of second preferences. These types of paint are useful in texture painting of ceiling.
Self(Post)-Mixing Texture Paint
This type of paint includes a mixture of a base paint with sand additives. Making this paint is more of a DIY job with the addition of sand of quantity and grain size of your choice.
Knockdown Texture Paint
Knockdown painting is popular in the bedroom, living room and hallways. This type of paint involves spraying a paint coat of about 1/8 inch thick. After drying of the first coat the high points are knockdown with the use of putty knife or trowel. This type is texture paint is tough and durable.
Popcorn Texture Paint
The appearance popcorn texture painting is like a popcorn, hence the name. The addition of styrofoam to the paint helps the texture to get a fluffy appearance. Application of the paint with regular painting tools is hard. It needs a special texture sprayer with large nozzles for the application. This paint is very thick and covers many imperfection son drywall and give a perfect finish.
Orange Peel Texture Paint
Orange peel is spread over the primer with a spray gun and is with a coated with a primer or a top coat. Though this texture paint isn’t as rough as sand paint, it is very durable. Scrapping off the paint is easy, which makes it the best choice for bathroom and kitchen.