Textured Paint


Textured paints offer matchless beauty and can provide substitute for missing texture in plaster. The textured paint finish is available in many color trends such as metallic finishes gold, silver and copper. Glossy and shiny finish of textured paint can also be obtained. These paints can be done on walls and ceiling easily and quickly. Textured paints of different colors are becoming popular for home/interior decoration and may be used an alternative to wall papers. 

Textured paints provide excellent protection against changes in atmosphere; withstand fairly well extremes of heat, cold and rain.  These paints contain special additives which provide good protection against Alkali and ultra violet rays. The paints are extremely resistant to Fungs and Algae, peeling, flaking and fading and stay bright. Textured paints are thick enough to cover minor defects, uneven surface damage and imperfection in walls and add a fresh look to the beauty of walls/surfaces.

Textured Paint

Textured painting varies from slightly gritty look of sand stone or marble stone or wooden appearance and which can add deep look of the texture. Premixed textured paint available in the market can directly be applied on the surface. The premixed form of textured paint containing small, gravel like particles has grainy appearance.

Categorization of Textured Paints

  • Smooth Texture giving a stucco effect. 
  • Sand Texture, the effect of which is slightly rough (like sand paper) because of added sand particles.    

Quality, type and color of textured paint have big role in hiding imperfections of wall. By applying high quality paints imperfections can be covered. But in case of low quality paints it is very difficult to hide defects because it requires more coats. Dark and intense color may require multiple coats and hide streaks. To get best quality finish, use high quality flat paint to hide imperfections and defective area.   

How to pick textured paint?

These textured painting ways add a textured look to the beauty of walls. You can create design patterns according to your liking but it is very difficult to select design patterns as it comes with a few options. To obtain good ideas about texture patterns or designs, the best way is to look at model houses, go through magazines or pick sample cards showing different finishes available with paint dealers.

Getting required designs and patterns

Sometimes glazes are used to get decorative paintings but these paintings are quite different from standard latex and oil based paints. To get required design and patterns, multiple thin layers of paint are applied. To achieve textured surface, simple tools are required such as textured roller, sponges, rags, brush, trowels, putty knives and spray-painting equipments.                                   

Prepare surface before you apply textured paint

Before applying textured paint, check if the surface has any holes or damages. Make sure the surface is free from dust. It should be cleaned with the help of broom and cotton cloth.

How to do textured painting?

Don’t forget to cover surrounding furniture and flooring with protective materials. Painting should not be done in adverse weather condition like hail storm and dust storm. Brush painting should be done for small works.

Methods of Textured Painting

  1. Brush Painting
  2. Roller Painting
  3. Spray Painting

How to do brush painting?

Brush painting method is applied for small textured painting works. Clean the surface, brush and container, used for keeping the paint during application. Apply paint only after contents of paint in drum are mixed thoroughly.  Apply the paint with brush first by using vertical strokes until the surface is fully covered. You should apply brush painting across with light strokes to smooth laps and brush marks for complete coverage. Lay off with vertical strokes finally. Brush painting is mostly used for whitewash or common painting.  

How to do roller painting?

Roller painting method is typical and takes more time than spray painting. Application of textured painting with roller provides durable textured painting in long run. This painting method provides better base for re-painting also. The process of textured painting provides thicker paint which is more resistant to stains and mildew.   

In this method acrylic latex paint is used; which bonds to the surface tightly and therefore lessens chances of loosening and falling down of texture paint. After surface preparation ‘Roller Painting’ should be done by skilled painter. If unskilled painter is deputed on job, painting work may result in patchy and inconsistent work. It’s done as follows.

  • Clean surface, roller and container before starting the painting work. 
  • Mix contents of the paint thoroughly before application. 
  • Dip roller in mixed paint and run it from top to bottom. 
  • Again dip roller and run it adjacent to the above applied area from bottom to top. 
  • Run roller without dipping it in paint horizontally and vertically on applied paint coat to spread it uniformly.  

How to do spray painting?

Spray painting is more popular method of textured painting and is specially done in textured painting of ceiling. The painter should be skilled enough to do the job. Spry painting is easy method and takes less time than rolling painting do. This painting is done through spray machine as follows.

  • Clean the surface, spray machine and container before starting painting work. 
  • Mix contents of paint thoroughly before applying the paint. 
  • Add contents of paint thoroughly before application of paint.     
  • Do spray painting only when dry condition prevails. 
  • Hold spray gun perpendicular to the surface on which the paint is applied and move the gun over surface in a uniform sweeping motion while spraying.  
  • Try different air pressure and fan adjustment to achieve best application.  
  • Don’t keep air pressure high otherwise the paint will fog up and be wasted. 
  • Clean spray gun at the end of painting job.  
  • Take care if adequate ventilation is provided to disperse spray fume. 
  • Protect floors from spray fumes.
    • Benefits of textured paint

      • Strong in nature 
      • An alternative to wall papers
      • Decorative in appearance
      • Needs less maintenance 
      • Protects against Alkali and ultra violet rays. 
      • Cover uneven surfaces and imperfection of walls 
      • Available in metallic finishes gold, silver and copper


      17  Comment(s)
      By Anonymous - On 1/1/2014 2:09:21 PM
      No,..not get exactly what i expect reg exterior wall texture decoratives.
      By harshu -  On  4/18/2012 8:05:13 AM
      I am planning to do a texture paint on the exterior walls for my house (Asian paint swirltex + Asian Apex Ultima). Please let me know what is the procedure to apply this paint and also would you suggest any other paint for me.
      By Anonymous - On 2/13/2012 9:57:05 AM
      Kindly upload more photograph of finished wall with designer paints mainly in Pastel Shades.
      By Anonymous - On 10/16/2011 6:18:02 PM
      i want u r idea wall texture
      By Anonymous - On 9/14/2011 4:13:05 AM
      The article is simply the best.But are there no downloads or ebooks that could be well detailed with photographs in it?
      Mohd Danish
      By Mohd Danish -  On  6/18/2011 6:35:53 PM
      yes,it is helpful in something.
      By Anonymous - On 4/16/2011 12:11:48 PM
      pls send me the detail procedure of Ducco paint on exterior grade Mdf.
      By Anonymous - On 3/16/2011 9:28:02 PM
      By Anonymous - On 1/5/2011 10:53:09 AM
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      By Anonymous - On 10/22/2010 10:35:51 AM
      pls provide the rates for texture painting for residential purpose,can u arrange the agency for the same.
      By Anonymous - On 10/5/2010 3:12:13 PM
      what would be the cost of painting a wall Length 15ft and height 14 ft with the gravel texture
      Sushil Chindarkar
      By Sushil Chindarkar -  On  6/9/2010 11:11:06 AM
      Kindly specify the surface preparation for the external textured painting.Also specify how to get depth to the grains of the paint and what would be the thickness of the paint to get a good texstured external wall finish.
      Somehow I am not happy with the work carried out at one of site at Kanjurmarg.
      By Anonymous - On 6/9/2010 10:37:26 AM
      kindly specify the surface preparation for external textured painting.
      Also how to get depth to the grain of the paint and what would be the thickness for the paint.
      As i am not happy with work carried out at my site in Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
      Vimal Kumar
      By Vimal Kumar -  On  6/26/2009 5:53:17 PM
      At the time of construction masonry walls and newly plastered surface absorb a great deal of moisture during construction. So do not apply textured paint within 6 months of completion of wall plaster. If it is necessary to apply painting before 6 month than apply a coat of alkali resistant primer paint and allow drying for at least 48 hours
      By deepshikha -  On  6/24/2009 3:55:21 PM
      ya, need some more info........ want to know when textured paint should be applied while construction
      By deepshikha -  On  6/24/2009 3:53:33 PM
      yes, a lot
      Pradeep. K
      By Pradeep. K -  On  6/17/2009 10:18:12 AM
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