I want to paint my LR walls with a sand textured wall paint. I found a
product through Behr but the application procedure and cost are not
what I had in mind. I have heard of people that just added bagged sand
to wall paint and rolled it, but want more advice before trying.
I'm not sure that plain sand is fine enough.
I've used a product made by US Gypsum, Sheetrock brand, Sand Finish
Paint Additive (thats its name, really). It comes in an 8 oz plastic
tub and its basically really fine sand.
Should do what you want if you can find it. I bought mine at the local
It seems to thicken the paint somewhat when added and cleaning up the
splatters is a mess.
On 24 Nov 2006 14:54:12 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
I have used fine contractors sand in regular paint.
My application was for a non slip patio at a Nursing home, I mixed the sand
into the paint and then just rolled it on. Worked great, and I am sure they
are still using my idea to this day.
This is a tried and proven method to accomplish what you seek. I
learned this from an old painter when attempting to tie new
drywall surfaces to old sand-finish plaster walls. At first I
thought he was nuts, but the proof is in the execution.
1 cup of cornmeal to a gallon of paint.
You need to concentrate your time and effort getting a light and
even texture on the wall. Fantastic blend when done correctly.
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
Normally I wouldn't recommend anything that has anything to do with Behr
because their paint is an insult to the industry, but their suede texture
works well. The application process sounds complicated, but really it's
just making big overlapping X's with a paintbrush. The cost isn't much, and
you can even get one of the HD employees to mix it up for you.
Don't use just any old sand; it won't look as good and you may have some
difficulty getting the ratio right.
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