As any house painter will tell you, painting texture walls are intimidating. Conventional paint brushes usually skip the valleys and peaks, leaving bare patches that need numerous passes to cover completely.
But all is not lost. If you're prepping for a painting project, follow this guide on how to paint a textured wall. Its precise method uses either a wall brush or roller. These paint applicators allow you to paint a textured wall with little effort and amazing results.
Painting Textured Walls:
Pick a textured surface primer. Choose either a tinted or white primer comparable to the color of the paint. Either oil-based or latex works here.
Though keep in mind: Oil-based is more versatile since you can top it with either oil-based or latex paint. On the other hand, oil-based paint doesn't stick too good to latex primer.
Choose either an oil-based or latex paint (semi-gloss or satin) that's reflective enough to display the details of the wall texture.
Fill any holes using a putty knife and spackle. Vacuum the whole textured wall, getting rid of any dust.
Before you begin painting, apply a coat of primer to the wall. If discoloration appears on the wall after the first primer coat, follow with a second coat.
With a wall brush or roller cover, paint textured walls using the same method you did to prime them. If you use a roller and the paint isn't getting to the recesses of a specific area, paint over it with a wall brush.
If you want a deeper shade, apply a second coat to the textured walls. Then, let it dry entirely before restoring the room and reattaching the light fixtures. When done, check the wall for missed spots and touch up as needed with a small roller or chip brush.
Be sure to allow the first coat of paint to dry before doing any touch-ups.
Benefits of Having a Textured Wall
Besides delivering interest to a room, a layer of texturing works as a protection against peeling and sagging.
Reach out to Rochester Painting to learn more about how textured walls can enhance your living space.
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