7 Best Interior Texture Paints
Curious about interior texture paint? We were, too! Here's what we found out and what you should know.
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Best Lime Texture Paint
JH’s secret is in the “sauce” — mature pit lime aged for more than three years. You apply directly to porous or previously painted surfaces, though you’ll need their Mineral Prime for drywall.
Best Clay Texture Paint
Hearkening back to old-time traditions and techniques, Portola Paints Roman Clay is a clear standout. This natural gypsum-based product renders subtle textured results comparable to Venetian plaster, but at a fraction of the cost. It also works just as well for creating concrete-like surfaces in contemporary interiors.
Roman Clay comes pre-tinted to order. If you’re not sure which hue to choose, each of the 60 hand-blended colors comes in sample jars ($10) to try out first.
Best Texture Additive
An economical solution that’s ready to use, Homax Sand Texture Paint Additive allows you to control the level of texture. This product can be stirred into any brand of interior and exterior latex paint or stain. Just pour, mix and apply with a paint roller (not included). It’s also available in a stone (heavy finish) formulation.
“I never had enough guts to try this before, but it was great, easy to mix and matched the other three walls perfectly,” writes five-star reviewer Great Blades on homedepot.com.
Best Eco-Friendly Texture Paint
BioShield is devoid of acrylic copolymers, formaldehyde, ammonia, ethylene glycol, solvents or heavy metals. What you get is a clay paint that naturally captures the look of aged adobe, lime plasters or stucco. Choose from their vast assortment of colors sourced directly from Mother Earth.
Best Washable Texture Paint
JH Wall Paint makes our list for the second time. It recently released its mineral-based Velvet Wall Paint with a sophisticated, velvety texture that’s scrubbable. It can go directly over previously painted surfaces or primed drywall. And because it’s durable, no sealer is necessary.
The manufacturer suggests rolling or spraying on one or two coats to achieve a luminescent mineral finish, then brushing on the third coat for the “mossy” feel you’re looking for.
Best Decorative Texture Paint
Made from a water-based formula in your choice of satin or metallic finishes, Americana Décor Texture Paint is well suited for embellishing furniture and other home décor items. Use a palette knife, comb or even a plastic fork to create 3D effects and designs. This heavy-bodied paint comes in 10 regular colors and 14 shimmery metallic shades.
Best Texture Spray Paint
Turn everything to stone (at least in look and feel) with Rust-Oleum American Accents Stone Spray. From wood accent tables to metal lamps, ceramic vases to wicker baskets, Stone Spray adds a multi-tonal texture to any art or DIY home project.
This spray paint is made from a water-based resin formula that dries in less than an hour. It’s also easy to clean up — a little soap and water is all you need.