Shopping Cart is Full

You cannot add any additional items to the Shopping Cart

Close Window

Ask an Expert by Email


Thank you,
Your email has been sent to our experts.



 

Save Color

Success

Your color has been saved to your My BEHR account.
Access your account anytime from the "My BEHR" button at the top of every page.

Closes automatically in ten seconds
 

Save Color

There was a problem saving your color. Please try again.

Close Window

Processing

We're adding this sample to your shopping cart.

Forgot Your Password

Enter your email address and we'll send you a password reset link.

 

Forgot Your Password?

Password Reset Link Sent

Please check your email for a link to reset your password.

Closes automatically in ten seconds
 

Processing

We're adding samples to your shopping cart.

 

Color Not Available

The following color(s) are not available as a sample for purchase.

They were not added to your shopping cart.

View Your Cart
 
Continue Browsing

Thank you!

Your colors have been added to your cart.

View Your Cart
 
Continue Browsing
See all Interior paint how-to »

How to Create a Traditional Textured Finish

Skill:  Intermediate DIY'er

A traditional textured finish is a classic style that will enhance any room.

For Best Results:

When painting your "V" shape, it should not be any wider than one arm's length.

Do not apply more pressure to squeeze more texture out of a roller. Instead, reload the roller and let the tools do the work.

To blend each new section with the previous one, overlap your new roller pass three inches over the old one.

Apply BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Texture Paint to the ceiling using the same technique.

Suggested Supplies

  • Brush (2"-2")
  • Paint Tray
  • Extension Pole
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Stir Stick
  • Paint Tray Liner
Step 1

With your brush, start in the top corner and cut in a three-foot section of texture paint across the wall. Liberally reload the brush as necessary to achieve a three-foot strip that is approximately three inches wide.

Step 2

When applying BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Texture Paint with a roller, roll the looped roller cover into the well of the paint tray. Do this several times to cover the entire surface of the roller cover with texture. Roll off excess texture onto the shallow end of the paint tray.

Perform this procedure several times to ensure the roller cover is entirely saturated with texture.

Step 3

When applying Texture Paint, you will need to re-load the roller more often than you would when applying traditional paint.

TIP:
A properly loaded roller should not drip when moved, and does not require you to apply force against a surface when painting.
Step 4

Next, roll a "V" shape onto the surface in a three-foot by three-foot area.

TIP:
The "V" should not be any wider than one arm's length, which is typically 24-32 inches.
Step 5

Start filling in the width of the "V" pattern from top to bottom. Be sure to roll over the cut in areas as well. Reload your roller as necessary to completely cover the area.

TIP:
Stand away from the wall and review your work periodically to ensure an even look.
Step 6

Reload your roller as necessary to completely cover the area. Repeat the entire process until the entire surface is covered. If you would like to change the wall color, allow the texture paint to dry for 24-48 hours before applying a coat of paint.

TIP:
At least two coats are required to achieve a traditional textured effect.