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Introduction to Texture Paint Finishes

Skill:  Intermediate DIY'er

If you're looking for a beautiful, stylish and durable finish for your walls and ceilings, then BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Texture Paint is the choice for you. It comes in three texture options to suit your needs: smooth, sand and popcorn ceiling finish.

For Best Results:

Texture paint should be applied over primed surfaces or surfaces that have been previously painted with a low sheen product.

Do not apply over a high sheen product, as it will inhibit the texture from adhering properly.

Suggested Supplies

  • Stir Stick
  • Paint Tray
  • Texture Roller Cover
  • Putty Knife
  • Steel Trowel
Step 1

In addition to the standard painting tools, you will need the following to paint your walls and ceilings with BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Texture Paint: a five gallon size stir stick, a deep well paint tray, a loop roller cover and a wide putty knife or trowel.

Step 2

Start your project by stirring the paint thoroughly for two minutes until the material is the consistency of cooked oatmeal.

TIP:
BEHR Texture Paint is thick and applies differently than standard paint. Be aware that multiple coats will be needed to achieve the desired results.
Step 3

Pour liberal amounts of paint into the deep well roller tray .

TIP:
Keep in mind that a two-gallon container of BEHR Texture Paint is enough to paint one coat on a 100-200 sq. ft. area, depending on surface condition and application technique.