Homemade Paint Texture Powder

I've heard that the stores sell a type of powder that can take regular house paint and turn it into textured paint. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is something else that I could use to get the same results, sort of a homemade texture paint powder? Thanks for any info!


Tammy from Fort McCoy, FL

August 8, 20080 found this helpful

On two of the homes that we owned, we made our own textured paint. Purchase a large 4 or 5 gallon pail of white joint compound, and mix in 1 gallon of inexpensive white flat paint. Stir until well mixed, then pour into a paint pan and apply it with a textured roller. The roller has small wirey loops that give the paint a bumpy texture when applied to the surface.

You can make your own textured paint at a fraction of the cost and I've never heard of the powder it must be something new on the market.

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March 7, 20110 found this helpful

If you go to any Pro Paint Store, (General Paint, for example), they will sell you a small bag of ground walnut shell. Add it to the paint, shake 5 minutes, paint.

It is most commonly used on floors and walkways where traction is needed to prevent slipping. Perfect in Gelcoat for boat and marine applications, but also will give you a textured finish which will take a heck of a lot of elbow grease to remove , if textured goes out of style, like it is here where we live.

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