Painting a Textured Finish

Painting a Textured Finish

Our home is our showcase to express ourselves. It is the area that other people see our taste.

Today we are going to discuss painting different textured finishes that you might find in Brampton homes.

Painting over textured finishes such as a popcorn ceiling

  • If there is a texture already on the ceiling or wall, then you will need a roller cover with a larger nap to cover it with paint. Do not try to use a spraying device to paint this type of texture as it will make it to wet and the texture will fall off especially on a ceiling.
  • If your wall is painted with a flat texture such as a sponge, this is harder to match. If you are changing the colour it is much easier to redo the texture instead of having to try to match it.

Types of textures for the walls

Here are some of the many textures or patterns you could use on your walls to show your style and taste in your Brampton home.

  • Combing – with this technique the base coat is totally dry, then you apply a light layer of glaze over the top coat with a roller. Do a small section at a time to make sure the layer is evenly distributed, then use a special brush to stoke through the glaze gently from top to bottom.  This is a great way to try a new look if you don’t like it, you can simply use the roller to go over the area and make it smooth.
  • Sponging – most of us have seen this or know of it. It is a really easy way to create texture on the wall but it is hard to match should you have to do a touch up after a repair. You simply use a glaze in a tint that accents the colour you have put on the wall such as sun yellow with a maize yellow glaze. You dampen your sponge wring it out and dip in glaze, daub any excess glaze off on a newspaper, then press the sponge on the wall overlapping colour and work an 8 foot square. Then take a clean sponge dip in water wring out and then daub the wet glaze colour to remove some of the glaze colour.
  • Ragging – this is done the same as sponging but with a rag that is lint free in place of the sponge.
  • Stenciling – you can tape out stripes, chevrons, diamonds, and then use an accent paint and paint the inside of the taped off area.
  • Shaggy roller – in this technique buy a roller cover that has a large nap, then roll the paint on your wall just like you would if you were using a short nap roller. You may wish to purchase a couple different larger nap sizes to try them out on a piece of cardboard and allow it to dry then hold them up against the wall to see which you like best.

So there you have a few texture ideas when it comes to painting your Brampton home interior to showcase your style and taste.