How to Add Texture Using Only Paint

Feb 26, 2014

Sponge Painted WallThe possibilities of what you can do to your home, armed with only a can of paint, are virtually limitless. Three Brothers Painting offers 3 ideas for how you can add texture and depth to the walls in your Woodstock, GA home using only a can of paint, and a little creativity.

Strie Painting

Strie painting uses plain latex paint, a latex glaze, a paint pad, and china bristle brushes to create the look and feel of a fine linen on your walls.


Do you want to add just a little texture to your walls, with not much effort? Simply wrap your roller with a few strands of yarn to add extra depth and interest to your painted walls.


This technique will take  little extra time. First, you want to paint your walls with a roller for your base coat. Typically this will be a shade lighter or a shade darker than the paint you’ll be sponging on. Then, use a natural sponge to apply your paint, They are coarse and will give you the texture you are looking for. Then, simply dip the edge of the sponge in the paint and start sponging away. Apply in 8 foot sections and once you are done with a section, go back with a clean sponge and remove some of your top coat to allow the base coat to show through.

Have you ever painted a textured wall in your home? Tell us about it in the comments below! If you’re interested in adding a textured painted wall to the interior walls of your home, give us a call at Three Brothers Painting for a free estimate. 

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