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judiebug 09-20-2005 04:40 PM

textures for paint
I've seen textures that you can add to paint. I'd love to have that look in my living room. Is anyone here experienced with textures? I'd love to hear from someone with first-hand experience.



Paper Hanger 09-21-2005 11:13 AM

There are different texture paints out there for different amounts of texture. The ones I have seen come already mixed. They have a stucco look. Also Ralph Luran makes some texture paints that have a suede look. Dont no if this helps but I hope it does,
Take care,

judiebug 09-22-2005 01:45 PM

have you ever used them?
Thanks for the information. Have you ever used any of these products yourself? If so, were they difficult to use and did you get the results out of them that you expected?



paintinglady 09-22-2005 02:14 PM

pre-mixed is easier, in my opinion
I've used pre-mixed textured paint and I've used the texture that you mix in to your own paint. In my opinion, the pre-mixed is better. The one warning I will give you is that it doesn't go nearly as far as a traditional gallon of paint. The heavier the texture, the less coverage. I would suggest asking someone in the store how much you'll need for X square feet and then buy 1 more, just to be on the safe side.

NotMrFixIt 09-23-2005 07:43 AM

I used plain sheet rock mub and spreed it on with a trowel(spelled??) It looks great adn of course I painted once it was dry

judiebug 09-23-2005 11:42 AM

thanks & a question
Thanks for the great idea. I'm quite new to this, so could you explain a little more about how you do that and is it very difficult, or easy to mess up?



Paper Hanger 09-23-2005 02:11 PM

You will use allot more paint as someone has mentioned. I have worked with the Ralph Luran Suede or River Rock. It also takes extra coats to get an even look if thats what you like.

fauxer 09-24-2005 09:16 AM

You do NOT use more paint I do this for a living and Ralph Lauren paintes are terriable They are to thin I use Porter Paint and it covers very well
All you do is get regular sheet mud at home depot or lowes
Get a trowl
Dip it into the mud and smear on the wall in any pattern you want and any thinkness you want
My clients like for it to have a rocky effect so you have edges on it
Then pick a color once dried and piant it a solid color or you can add a glaze ontop of the paint to brings the design you did
IT looks awesome and is one of my best sellers

beachy 09-24-2005 09:27 AM

As I said in another post Fauxer I love your ideas!

Paper Hanger 09-24-2005 03:23 PM

With your technique you wont use more paint. I was just refering to the pre-mixed texture paints. I am sure you are an expert at your trade. I have worked with many painters over the years and they all have thier own style,technique and things they like.

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