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Elasto-Tex: Creative Wall Textures

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Are you tired of seeing your plain boring walls? Or perhaps thinking of ways to cover up the stubborn hairline crack ruining the design of your room? If so, then this is the article for you. 

Wall imperfections are frustrating and most often than not, difficult. Despite the countless times that you have probably repainted in an attempt to conceal cracks, they always manage to make themselves seen. For cases like this, the best course of action is to have textured walls. This will not only hide the wall imperfections but also add to the aesthetic of your room designs. In creating your textured walls, your partner for the job is Rain or Shine Elasto-Tex! It is a water-based high-film build coating specifically made for producing a textured finish. Because of its flexible film, it has excellent adhesion to concrete surfaces. In addition to that, it can also protect your walls from water penetration and efflorescence. 

Now, without further ado, here are 7 creative wall textures that you can create with Rain or Shine Elasto-Tex!

1. Comb

The Comb texture is most popular for creating rainbow arc streaks on walls. It is achieved by molding the Elasto-tex while it is still wet with a trowel that has evenly spaced teeth. Another way of using the comb method is by creating straight lines with various widths for a simpler look. Either way, the comb is one of the easiest wall textures to do. 

2. Orange Peel

True to its name, the Orange Peel texture resembles the pore-like peel of an orange. This type of wall texture is the most common because of its easy application and timeless look. Other than your Elasto-tex primer, you will need sandpaper and a sprayer. It is vital that you ensure your wall is smooth first before applying your first layer of primer. After which, you will be making use of a sprayer for the second layer. The splatter motion from the sprayer is what creates the texture of an orange peel. 

3. Slapbrush 

As you may have guessed from the name, Slapbrush literally entails slapping your brush onto your walls in a random motion to create a variety of patterns. This is definitely one of the crowd favorites because of how fun and carefree the process is. It is also a thrilling experience as the final result is always uncertain. The slapbrush texture adds a unique and eccentric flair to any room design.  

4. Crows Feet

Crows feet is a wall texture that recently grew into popularity. This modern wall texture is created by pushing the primer upwards with a stiff-bristled brush resulting in a pattern that mimics a crow’s feet. This is a unique and attractive design, but it has the disadvantage of trapping dirt in corners hence being difficult to clean. 

5. Tree Bark

Out of all the wall textures, Tree Bark is probably the easiest one to do. Thick lines intertwined with each other characterize this wall texture. To achieve the Tree Bark texture, you must ensure that your paint roller is filled with thick primer. It is vital that you only roll it once and constantly re-apply it to maintain the solid finish of your wall design. 

6. Rosebud

If you are a fan of flowers, especially roses, then this is the perfect wall texture for you. Rosebud texture actually came from the slapbrush technique. Patterns of rosebuds are created by making circles and large strokes surrounding them. This is surely a difficult design that would need a lot of practice, but its elegant vibe is worth it. 

7. Sand Swirl

Last, but definitely not least, on our list is the Sand Swirl Texture. This is a wall texture known for adding depth to any room without the feeling of being too loud. It is a simple design that is achieved by creating patterns of swirls. You may start by making a big loop with an open bottom on the topmost portion of the wall. After which, the next swirl will cover the bottom of your initial swirl. By following this pattern, you will surely have a clean Sand Swirl texture in no time. 

As a final remark, it is without a doubt that adding creative textures to your walls can be tiresome and time-consuming but it is a guarantee that the results are worth it. Just remember to let the textures dry for at least 24 hours before you paint over it with your favorite Rain or Shine shade. You may browse through our palettes here.

We hope you enjoyed reading this article and we would love to hear your thoughts on it. You may message us on Facebook or Instagram. Happy designing!

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