The Problem With Texture and How to Solve it
It’s almost insane how something as simple as texture can completely transform a space. A texture can draw the fine line between calm sophistication, energetic vibrance, or melancholy moodiness.
It is clear to most that color can create a mood; but too often the texture is overlooked. Texture can be an equally important factor in achieving a desired aesthetic. Some people just don’t think about it – for others, the amount of choice can be overwhelming.
Enhance your surroundings
There are many reasons why you might benefit from making textured plasters your friend. A texture can be the finishing touch that brings your vision to fruition. Another advantage is that they can make it easier to cover up any existing imperfections. If you are renovating an old space with chips and cracks making unwanted appearances, a textured finish can hide the flaws.
The good, the bad, and the gorgeous
Texture is not without its drawbacks, so make sure that you know what you are getting yourself into before embarking on any DIY paint journeys. It is more time-intensive to use textured paints and finishes. It can be more difficult to correct mistakes and imperfections if you make any, and retouches become more difficult, too. That being said, the rewards are usually higher than the risks. Textured walls and ceilings can alter the entire atmosphere of any interior or exterior.
If you’re unsure about tackling a texture project, try your hands at a small patch test to see if you’re up to the challenge. Start with a modest, coverable area and have a look at the results before continuing. Chances are that you’ll fall in love.
Pick your mood
You’ve decided that you want to add texture – so how do you know which one to go for?
The key is knowing what kind of atmosphere you’re looking to showcase and then finding a texture that fits.
Lime it up
Venetian Plaster is a favorite – and for good reason. Known for its durability and decadence, our Venetian Plaster comes in four different types: Stucco Lamundo, Tonachino Firenze, Marmorino Tintoretto, and Marmorino Palladino. Easy to use and eco-friendly, there’s a Venetian Plaster for almost everything.
Bold but luxurious
If you’re looking for something timelessly elegant, consider Stucco Lumondo. The classic marble textured finish is as alluringly elegant as it is enduring. Composed of limestone and marble dust that creates its signature glossy look, it comes in a tintable paste that can be color altered and results in a highly polished texture reminiscent of marble. The result is glamorous and sophisticated spaces.
Strong but subtle
If you’d like something more subtle, consider Marmorino Venetian Plaster. It’s a flatter, matte-er version of the beloved Stucco Lamundo; equally ornate but a slightly less shiny.
Composed of crushed marbles and quality limestones, the flat marble texture is a lot more calm and serene than the glossy Stucco Lamundo. The low sheen Venetian Plaster can create a wide array of different textures. Create smooth, glazed spaces or skip trowel effects effortlessly.
Maybe you’re not looking for something soft and smooth – sometimes you need a texture that is more rough and rugged. Tonachino Firenze is a lime plaster that enhances spaces with a Mediterranean sand finish. It’s adventurous and innovative.
Composed of marble dust, river sand, and slaked limestone, the result is sandy, porous, distinct, and bold. Inherently beachy and fun, it’s perfect for creating a casual kind of charm.
All in one
Can’t make up your mind? Or are you chasing more than one texture dream? Marmorino Palladino might be the best choice for you. Created with large aggregate that allows it to be manipulated in countless ways, it can create an endless amount of textures. Perfect for experimentally inclined creative minds, it can create textures such as skip trowel, travertine effect, petrified fish, crocodile texture, and many more.
Go bold or go home
If your vision is industrial, modern, and bold, Golmex might be just what you need. Concrete based, it creates a hard finish free of light or reflection. The results resemble brick, slate, or stone, and it feels industrialised with a certain flair of artistic charm.
A texture for every occasion
When it comes to the question of texture, the answer is not always easy – but if you can envision your desires, you can find a product from us to create them.
What’s For You at Meoded Paint and Plaster
At Meoded Paint, we seek to inspire and assist applicators in applying and utilizing the proper products to create their ultimate finish. On our website, contractors can shop for Metallic Paints and Finishes as well as decorative paints, concrete plasters, top coats, primers, and wall panels; all the essentials to create a mesmerizing appearance of the interior and exterior of your location. If you have any questions, please call us at 323-308-2600 or email us at email@example.com.