Types of Textured Paint

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Textured paint is one of the most popular types of paint on the market today. Textured paint is used in a variety of different applications and for many different reasons. It also comes in several different variations as well. This type of paint is very popular because it does not always require the use of a primer because it is so thick. It is also commonly used to cover joints in the drywall as well. Here are a few of the different types of textured paint that are available in the market.

Premixed Textured Paint

One of the most common types of textured paint comes in the form of premixed. Premixed textured paint will come in a bucket and it already has everything in it that you need. Typically, the paint will be mixed with sand. This type of paint makes the process much easier for you because you do not have as much work to do. You simply purchase the buckets, stir them up, and start painting. With this type of paint, it will not usually provide you with a beautifully textured surface from close-up. Therefore, this type of paint is commonly used in areas where you will not notice details as much. This makes it an ideal solution when you want to cover the ceiling with textured paint. It gives you just enough texture to be visually interesting, however, you will not be able to see the imperfections in the paint from a distance.

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Self-Mixing Paint

Another popular type of textured paint involves mixing it yourself. With this method, you will purchase the base paint and then add the texture ingredients on your own. The most popular additive to put with this type of paint is sand. This type of paint allows you to create just the mixture that you want. Therefore, you can add as much or as little texture as you desire, depending on the needs of the individual project.

Smooth Textured Paint

Another type of textured paint involves using a smooth texture. This type of paint does not actually contain anything such as sand to create a rough texture. This type of paint is also very thick and heavy. Many times, you will not be able to apply it with a regular paintbrush or paint roller. It may require a trowel or a putty knife to apply it effectively because it is so thick. This type of paint is often used to mimic the look of stucco or plaster and therefore has to be very heavy.

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Alternative Finishes

Textured paint is also available in a number of different finishes just like traditional paint. This gives you many more options when it comes to using textured paint. For example, you could choose a textured paint with a glossy finish. You could also utilize a textured paint with an eggshell finish. Other possible finishes include flat or matte and each creates a slightly different finished look.