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How To Texturize a Wall

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.
5. Don’t press hard since the roller can break tips off the plaster texture. And…voila!
 
Read more from Better Decorating Bible here.
 
Feeling inspired? Check out The Fresh Face of Faux-Finishes and Everything's Better With an Accent for more ideas.
 
Photo Credit: CoteDeTexas

Tags: Curator Network, Inspiration, Walls, Texture, Better Decorating Bible, Painting

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