DIY Friday: How to texturize a wall with Latex Paint

Hide imperfections and give your walls an earthy feel with a few simple painting techniques for a texturized look. This natural, unsophisticated look brings an organic vibe and an ambiance of stone and sand to a space. You can use this technique to bring the outdoors in by linking your home’s interior with its surroundings.  It’s a cheap and simple process to get a customized look at home!

If you are looking for a wall color that is more durable and possibly kid-friendly, this would be one of my top choices.  Texturized paint it also a good choice to cover up time-worn or pitted surfaces that are too large to sand smooth. It can’t hide major damage to walls but it can certainly mask imperfections!

Materials:

  • Hot Water
  • Putty Knife
  • Sanding Pole
  • Plaster
  • Trowel
  • Paint Roller
  • Satin Latex Paint

Instructions:

  1. Prepare your walls by removing old drywall, spraying it with warm water and then scraping it with a putty knife. Sand them with a pole sander to remove old adhesive and scuff the wall to prepare it for the plaster.
  2. Using a plaster trowel, apply a 1/4 – inch even coat of plaster. Let it sit for 20 minutes.
  3. Use a paint roller to roll over the plaster lightly to create texture. As plaster sticks onto the roller, exchange it for a fresh one and let it dry of 24 hours.
  4. Use a paint roller to roll on a layer of satin latex paint over the texture. Go from left to right and add a second coat if the white plaster if still visible. Don’t press hard since the roller can break tips off the plaster texture. And…voila!

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