Texture and finish

There are many ways to decorate the texture of the painted surface, by appropriate brush movements, sponges, fight or cloth, or applying patterns using templates. In coarse texture paints, you can imprint the pattern with a special roller or comb. These techniques do not require any special skills and are often less time consuming than traditional painting.

Decorative finish

You won't need any fancy tools, ordinary painting utensils are sufficient; the most important thing is to choose the right base and top paint. Oil paint with a semi-matte finish is best suited for the foundation. You can use a regular emulsion, however, it is better absorbed by the substrate and results in a thinner coating. Glossy paints can be used for the top coat, matte or transparent. There are many types of transparent oil paints, which can be tinted with universal pigment or watercolors. You can also prepare the paint yourself, combining one part of linseed oil, one part of turpentine, one part desiccant, a bit of painter's chalk and selected pigment. More chalk means less shine. Another way to prepare such a paint is to dilute the oil paint with white spirit.

Coarse texture paints
Coarse texture paints provide a very decorative finish and can be used to mask cracked surfaces. Some of them remain flexible, so they don't even break on a "sliding" wall or ceiling. You can buy them both ready-made, and powder, which should be spread to the proper sticky consistency. Some of them can be simply applied to the wall, others require additional modeling using rollers, combs or brushes.