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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!

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Tammy from Fort McCoy, FL

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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.

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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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