Creating a Speckled Finish on Your Walls

Creating a Speckled Finish on Your Walls

If you are looking for a new look for your walls beyond a new paint colour this may be the finish you will want.

You can purchase everything you need in one of the home building stores in and around Brampton.

What you will need

To achieve this finish you will need the following:

  • Loopy paint roller cover
  • Paint roller
  • Paint brush 5 or 6 centimeter
  • Paint colour of your choice
  • Glaze with a light gray tint
  • Stir stick

How to make a speckled finish

Your first step is to paint the walls with the colour of your choice and allow time to dry according to the directions of the paint.

Now that the walls are completely dry, you will mix the glaze with the paint in a 1 to 4 ratio. Pour 1 part paint with 4 parts glaze in a bucket and mix thoroughly with a stir stick. If you wish for a more transparent look add extra glaze, if you wish a more opaque colour add more paint. Once mixed thoroughly pour a small amount in the paint tray. You will not be dipping your roller in this.

spanishcolor2Dip your brush in the paint from the paint tray; you are going to run the brush along the length of the roller. You are not trying to drench the roller but you do want it wet. Go all the way around the roller cover like this.

Then start at the top of the wall and work your roller at a 45 degree angle in one direction, then in the opposite direction, even crisscross direction. The appearance will be small dots. Do not press hard on the roller; this is a gentle rolling action. You do not want to end up with hard roller lines.

Always work in small areas such as 5 x 5 replenish your roller, and overlap the edges so that there are no hard lines of roller direction left behind. This will create a well-blended wall finish that will look like it was done by a professional painter at half the price.

Continue around the room until the project is done.

Maybe you are only doing one wall in the room in this style. You could do the wall that leads to the hallway or other door openings or maybe the wall that has your glass china hutch against it to create a focal point for that. The possibilities are endless.

There is also the possibility of making the speckles a close shade to the colour of your flooring no matter if it is tile, rug, or hardwood to help bring the walls and flooring together.


This is a very easy finish to achieve that will bring style and continuity to your walls and flooring by choosing colours that accent each other and a glaze that brings out a colour on the tile of the floor or carpeting.

People tend to think that this finish is hard to achieve but it really isn’t, so show of your style Brampton and give this finish a try in your home.