How to Create a Textured Effect

 Textured effects in interior painting enhance the effect of chosen colors. Not only do they look great but, also enable you to add multiple colors to the walls of the same room. It is a detailed decorative painting technique that has not lost its popularity, despite being common for quite long. The task is usually achieved by applying coats one over the other.

Sponge Effect:
Sponge effect can be created by using DIY method. After the regular paint is applied on the wall, a sponge should be taken to create additional effect. Soak the sponge in secondary paint and press it across the wall to get a spotted appearance. Another method is to use latex or glaze for getting sponged texture. Apply the base paint in a prominent color and then take the paint or required topcoat in a roller tray. Get rid of excess paint and start applying translucent glaze with the help of a newspaper. It is better to practice it first before painting your walls.

Graining:
Apply an opaque coat as base layer on the wall using normal techniques. Apply a little quantity of vinyl silk, eggshell or satin latex in order to enhance durability. Since the base paint dries quickly, therefore, it should be ensured that the person applying the effects is capable of completing the task in a brief time. Make sure that the surface is smooth before a wood graining tool is used for applying the upper layer. Use it in a rocking manner while decreasing or increasing the force to get varying effects.

Rag Rolling Effect:
Sponge and Rag effects are almost similar and the only difference is the use of material. Take a rag after the base paint is successfully applied on the wall. Rolling on or rolling off are both applicable with minor variations. Dip the rag in paint to fill with color but avoid saturation. Make a ball by bunching it, and then apply it on the wall through even strokes. Keep modifying the angle and force to get varying results.

Stencil Effect:
Stencil effect can be created by making a stencil with cardboard. It can have any size or shape depending upon your preference. Use stencil crayons, aerosol paint or water based paint to fill this stencil. Ensure that only a little amount of paint is applied to avoid spreading.

Stippling Effect:
Stippling effect is another handy method of enhancing the impacts of colors. Get a stippling brush and dip its ends in paint. Now tap it to the wall in random patterns. Also make sure that the brush is tapped and not dragged.
Faux wall covering let you break the limits of ordinary wall paint, creating interesting surfaces. No matter the technique you opt to use, try not to be too repetitive. To create a more professional finish, keep the textured pattern random.

So give it a shot, and have fun!