Textured paint effects. Textured finishes were once kept almost exclusively for ceilings but are becoming increasingly popular on walls or perhaps just one feature wall in a room to create a particular look. They also have the advantages of helping to cover uneven surface, being simple to apply and being adaptable to your own designs.
Textured paint :
Recently built properties frequently have textured paints 0n ceilings. These appear as fairly uniform overlapping swirls, or single twists in a geometric pattern, usually With very basic light fittings and plain walls with no surround. The advantage here is that water-based paint with added thickeners is used, so the finish is flexible and can disguise cracks and movement in the original surface.
The addition of a filler will give the paint a smooth finish, Which is easily manipulated by a texturing comb. Blending in sand will result in a much rougher appearance. You can decide Which finish is right for you. One factor to consider When using textured finishes, however, is their ability to attract and trap dirt and dust. They are therefore best avoided in the kitchen, bathroom or the workshop
Application of Textured paint effects :
apply the textured Paint with a roller 0r brush, taking a manageable area at a time about 1m/31/2ft square should be ideal. Apply the paint as evenly as you can over the surface area. Make sure that the depth of finish will obliterate any defects that are apparent. Then simply apply the texturing decoration of your choice, using the comb supplied, a sponge, scrapers or a piece of plastic that has been cut to size. You can also buy patterned roller sleeves in order to create special effects, such as repeating geometric patterns.
Although intended primarily for ceilings, these easy-to-use finishes have become increasingly popular elsewhere, for example, on feature walls giving an impression of Spanish or Mexican styling. It’s well worth experimenting on a square meter/yard of hardboard first to see what the effect looks like.
Most of these latex paints are white, but you can add any water-based color of your choice for a Mediterranean-style scheme. Simply treat the textured paint as sealed plaster. The principal of over painting in various colors can be explored further by using a special texturing base and color waxes, available in kit form.
Spread the base onto the feature wall with a trowel or something similar, and then create a relief pattern of your own design. This can be as complex as you like; the base is reworkable for up to an hour, giving you plenty of time to produce a pattern you like. When you are satisfied with the base texture, brush on one or two coats of your chosen color wax. This will be absorbed into the textured base at different rates, and will dry out to an irregular toned finish, giving the impression of sun-kissed walls.
Textured finishes can be very effective in minimalist surroundings. Like all specialist decorative techniques, the best thing is to allow them plenty of space in which to work their magic. This means the less clutter the better. Try offsetting a texture against bare unvarnished floorboards, or you might want to make a relief feature of one wall and leave the others plain.
You Will Need :
- Textured Paint.
- Roller Or Brush.
- Texturing Tool such as a Sponge.
- Water Based Color or Wax.
Step of Special Effects on Textured paint :
- Step 1 : You can apply textured paint with a roller or paint brush. Work on a manageable area at a time, making sure that you spread an even thickness.That way, the results won’t be patchy.
- Step 2: A sponge dabbed onto the textured base will create a simple pattern. This is the look often chosen to reflect a rustic style and,when combined with basic furnishings, can be very effective.
- Step 3: Apply the textured best to your surface, spreading it out well over a small area.
- Step 4 : Brush on the water based color or wax of your choice when the small area textured surface is dry.
- Step 5: Use a comb or piece of plastic cut to size to create a pattern. This might be geometric, swirling spirals or simply an abstract design. You can re-work the textured base for up to one hour.