Introduction: How to Create Layered Finishes With Texture Powder
Our easy to use Texture Powder is an eco-friendly, mineral-based paint additive to help you create unique finishes. With Texture Powder, you can create raised stencil effects, or an all-over textured finish for a more rustic look!
Texture Powder is colorless and thus will not affect the color of your paint. In this tutorial company co-founder, Rosanne will show you how to mix Texture Powder and how to use it to add special effects to your furniture!
Step 1: Mix Texture Powder With Paint
Measure off some Country Chic Paint and pour it in a plastic cup. Measure off the same amount of Texture Powder and add it to the cup with paint. Use a stir stick to mix well until you have a butter cream icing consistency. We recommend you start with with a 1:1 ratio, however, you can always add some extra paint or extra powder is your mixture is too thick or too thin for your liking.
Step 2: Apply to Your Piece
Using a paint brush, dab the textured paint onto your project to create a random looking texture. Don’t try to make this look perfect.
Now, let it dry for 15-20 minutes until it starts to dry and tack up. Then, use your paint brush again to gently smooth down the finish. You don’t want to remove all of the texture, just some of the higher points. Let it dry completely (approximately 12 hours) before moving on to the last step.
Tip: if your project has tried too long and it has completely dried before you had a chance to even out the texture, you can wet the paint lightly with a wet paint brush and then use an old bank card or a putty knife to smooth down the finish.
Step 3: Paint Over Top & Distress
For a fun, distressed look, apply a final coat of paint in a contrasting color. You won’t have to mix in any of the Texture Powder in this final coat of paint.
After your final paint coat has dried for a couple of hours you can use your favorite distressing technique to reveal some of the paint layer underneath!
Step 4: Check Out These Examples
Here are some more examples of the finishes you can create with Texture Powder!
Step 5: Watch This Video!
Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne creating a layered finish with Texture Powder!