To add a unique element to any room, many people are looking into adding texture to their walls. This simple process gives the finished product a custom look that you can enjoy for many years. By using an eco-friendly decorative plaster before painting your walls, you can create any number of effects. Let your personality shine through when applying your textures… The sky’s the limit! Want to know more about painting new plaster?
First of all, texturing your walls can be a messy process, so make sure to put down drop cloths. Apply your decorative plaster to the walls. Depending on the look you’re going for, you could either use a textured item to paint the plaster on such as a broom or whisk, or you could use a natural roll-on plaster with a paint roller and then add detail after using items such as spatulas, combs, squeegees or trowels. Add swirls or lines if you wish! You could even invent new shapes and textures by blotting a clean sponge over the wet plaster, pressing down tissue paper, or even using items from nature such as grass or leaves to create amazing imprints.
Once you’ve added the texture of your choice, let the plaster dry for at least five days. If you used a non-tinted plaster, the walls may be white enough for you. Alternately, you can tint your plaster with an all-natural tint to create pastel plaster. Or of course, you could just paint over the plaster with an organic wall paint once it’s dry and make your room really pop!
Be prepared to add texture to all of the walls and ceilings in your home because once you see how easy, fun and stylish the first project is you’ll find yourself wanting to use decorative plaster everywhere!