Textured paint to the rescue! This is the quickest, easiest fix around to give your walls an updated look, while hiding all of life’s past mistakes.
Textured paint comes in various finishes. Sand (a patterned stucco look), Mediterranean (just that, an old world look), Venetian Plaster and others. It’s applied with a regular roller, or for an even more textured pattern, it can be applied with a looped roller. The fun of textured paint is that there is no right way of applying it; you can create the exact look you want by using a variety of application techniques. My Mr. Home Depot Man showed me the different finishes, my choices of application, mixed my color and I was on my way. Doing a room or foyer is easily completed in an afternoon. Warning! If you use a looped roller it tends to splatter everywhere, so get yourself one of those paint guards that fits over your roller or be prepared to ditch your work clothes.
What you’ll need:
A paint roller or looped roller.
Textured paint comes in a 3 1/2 gallon container in a number of finishes; usually between $16 – $20. You’ll need at least one.
A paint pan container. Available at your handy-dandy Home Depot, Loews, or other home improvement store.
Coverage varies from about 250 sq. feet to 440 sq. feet. The heavier the pattern, the more paint it uses. We found that the coverage for our look (heavily patterned stucco look applied with a loop roller) was closer to 250 sq. feet than 440 sq. feet.