Creating Texture with Paint

If you're looking for some inspiration on how to jazz up those walls or pieces of furniture, then you've come to the right place. There are a whole heap of fantastic creative ideas that you can use simply by buying a particular type of paint, or applying it with a particular type of brush or household object.


Metallic Paint

Metallic paint is a fantastic way to create a luxurious and glamourous space. Our Dulux Design Metallic actually contains real metal pigment, so the finish reflects light like an uncoated metal. There are so many different ways which you can apply this paint, including rollering it, spraying it, using stencils to create patterns, or experimenting with different application techniques to replicate brushed metal finishes.




Suede Effects Paint

Giving your wall a suede appearance can create sophistication and give a feeling of fabric-like warmth. Our Dulux Design Suede paint will give you this look - a velvety texture that is achieved by applying the paint with a random, criss-cross brush action.


Stone Effect Paint

Adding stone-like texture to a feature wall can be very stricking. It can create an earthy feel of weathered natural stone and concrete. Bring extra depth and dimension to walls to replicate the variation found in nature. Our Dulux Design Stone paint is perfect for this, and is suitable both for interior or exterior surfaces.


Pearl Effect Paint

Painting with a pearl paint will give a beautiful pearly satin gleam. Our Dulux Design Pearl paint is a semi-translucent paint with light-reflecting properties to make the finish appear to shimmer, giving a sense of refined sophistication.





Application Methods

This is where you can get creative.

The following picture has used metallic paint as a base, but then smeared plaster over the top! This creates a vintage wash feel.


You can create a linen weave by simply rollering on your paint, then dragging a wide brush vertically then horizontally, before it dries completely. Be sure to do small sections at a time to avoid it drying before you've had a chance finish it!


Rag Rolling is another tecnique that you can use to create a pattern. Simply apply your base colour, and allow it to dry. Pick a second colour for the top coat. Wet a rag and ring it out so that it is damp (not saturated). Dip the damp rag into the paint, and ring out again. Twist the rag in a cylindrical shape, and simply roll over the surface to create different patterns. Continue layering the paint until you've acheived the look that you desire.


You can also get creative using stencils and painters tape, to create different patterns with different colours, as well as different sheen levels. The first picture has used low sheen paint, against a gloss paint for the pattern outline!




We have a small range of Textured Rollers that can be used, as well as Special Effects Brushes, to help you acheive these looks.


Images courtesy of Pinterest.