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What roller to use for texture

Sal2
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What roller to use for texture

I've just painted a feature wall dark blue. Unfortunately the hole filling repairs that were done beforehand are showing through.  I'd like to add texture or something to the wall so that the repairs don't show.  I'm considering sponging or using a rag roller but don't know if I would need to use a different colour.  Any suggestions? 

Jason
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Re: What roller to use for texture

Hi @Sal2,

 

Thanks for your question. Let me tag @Peggers, author of How to paint like a professional, to see if he might like to kick off this discussion and share how he would tackle this problem.

 

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Peggers
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Re: What roller to use for texture

@Jason Thanks for tagging me, I always like checking out a painting job.

@Sal2 Is there any chance you could post a picture, so I can see what you're trying to cover. There are definitely different ways to tackle it. I rarely use sponge myself, but you can get some nice effects.

There are a few different ways to tackle it, but it would be great to see the feature wall.

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MitchellMc
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Re: What roller to use for texture

Hi @Sal2,

 

Did you need any help in uploading those images? If we could also get a close-up of the repairs, that would be helpful. We have a few different options in textured rollers to choose from. These will help with covering defects to the walls by pulling peaks of paint up into a texture. I don't see any reason you'd need to change paint colours to use them. If you wanted to create a decorative effect with them, then you could change colours.

 

Please let me know if you need any help or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Sal2
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Re: What roller to use for texture

Hi Mitchell, 

So after seeing the wall completely dry and in different lighting,  I've decided I'm the only one who'll know it's there and most of the time I can't see the repairs. 

Thanks for your help,  though.  I have other projects coming up and it's great to know that I can get help here.

 

Regards,  Sal. 

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MitchellMc
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Re: What roller to use for texture

That's great to hear @Sal2. I had a similar issue when recently painting, and now I don't even remember where the spots were. I'm sure that in time you'll also forget about them.

 

Mitchell

 

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Peggers
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Re: What roller to use for texture

@Sal2 @MitchellMc I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that!! :smile:

When I work on a project for a long time, sometimes I can only see the imperfections. I'm waiting for people to see the rough patches that (I think) I can see, and they don't say a word!

 

Glad it looks good!

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