You may have heard of textured paint – it’s becoming more and more popular in both interior and exterior decorating. It’s worth considering for both adding colour and changing texture, and can be used as a simple way to add a new look. If you are not convinced, check out our guide below for some answers to common questions.
What is Textured Paint?
Textured paint is simply paint that dries with a specific texture.
Some paints contain small pieces of a gravel-like material, and dry looking grainy. Some textured paints are thick, and look like stucco when dry. Some textured paints may dry with a metallic, glossy look, while others are flat. Textured paints can be made to look like other materials, including stone, timber, marble, etc.
Depending on the type of paint you choose and what you want to use it for, the paint may require a specific tool or application method.
Where Can I Use Textured Paint?
Textured paint can be used in place of any kind of paint, so you can use it both indoors and out. It can add a unique touch to both indoor and outdoor design.
Textured Paint Indoors
- You can use textured paint indoors on furniture, walls, ceilings, floors… It just depends on the look you’re going for
- Masters offers Pascol Anti-Skid Floor Texture Additive, which can be added to paint and used to make the floor less slick
- If you already have a popcorn ceiling (that’s a form of textured paint), you can use textured paint to re-cover it and create a new texture
- Some textures look metallic, and tend to be reserved for things like desks or shelving, especially when going for a rough luxe look
- Textured paint won’t cover up large defects like a hole in the wall, but it can be an effective mask for small ones
- You can paint with suede-textured paint that makes your walls look soft, cozy and luxurious, or you can use a metallic paint for a more industrial look
You can also use textured paint as an alternative to purchasing new materials. Current interior design trends are very eco friendly and natural. While that does mean using natural materials in the home, it also means not throwing away perfectly good materials that you already have just for new ones that look nicer.
Instead of replacing what you have, make it new again! Textured paint can be used to create the look of stone, marble, timber, metal and more.
Textured Paint Outdoors
Textured paint can also be used outdoors. Use the anti-skid floor texture additive to make your patio, sidewalks, or garage floor skid proof, or use a textured paint to cover a brick wall.
Textured paint is also great in the garden, whether you’re painting outdoor dining furniture, pots for plants, or a bench or shelf used outdoors.
Bunnings offers textured paint that protects your home from damage by UV rays, as well as weathershield paint that is meant to protect the exterior of your home from all Australian weather conditions.
Try it Out
Textured paint can be the easier and less expensive way to go if you want a whole new look and feel both indoors and out. Happy painting!