- Lime Wash Paint: Lime wash paint is a traditional paint made from slaked lime, water, and pigments. It creates a textured, matte finish that can vary from smooth to rough, depending on how it is applied. It can be applied using a brush, roller, or trowel, and can be layered for a more textured finish. It is also a natural paint, with low VOC emissions, which makes it a good option for those looking for an eco-friendly paint.
- Plaster: Plaster can be used to create a textured finish on walls by applying it in layers and then manipulating the surface before it dries. Techniques such as troweling, dragging, or ragging can be used to create different textures. You can also add aggregate, such as sand or marble dust, to the plaster to create a more textured finish.
- Clay: Clay can be used to create a textured finish on walls by mixing it with natural pigments and then applying it to the surface using a trowel, roller, or brush. The clay can also be pressed into a mold to create a specific pattern or texture. Clay plaster is also a natural and eco-friendly option.
- Combination of Techniques : You can combine different techniques, such as layering lime wash paint over a textured plaster finish, or adding clay pigment to a lime wash paint to create a unique, textured finish.
- Natural Materials: Another way to create textured walls is by using natural materials like exposed brick or stone. These materials add an interesting visual texture and a natural feel to the space.
- Wallpaper: There is an abundance of textured wallpapers on the market with incredible patterns to upgrade any room.
Keep in mind that textured walls are not only for aesthetics, but also for acoustics, the texture can help to absorb sound and reduce echo in a room.