We see smooth wall finishes more often than textured ones but, if you’re looking for something different, there are several compelling reasons to go for the latter. Typically chosen for style and aesthetic purposes, thankfully, there are options for textured finishes that, as opposed to feeling outdated, are modern and trendy.
So, considering it for your home? Get informed first. Here are a few key things to know about textured wall finishes.
Pros and Cons
Textured finishes create a distinct style on a wall and bring an added element of interest to the space. The Konstrukt Lunar Series, for example, is a collection of 9 different faux concrete finishes. It’s just the thing if you’re going for industrial interiors.
In addition, textured finishes can conceal existing minor surface imperfections on your walls such as hairline cracks and slight unevenness. Those small flaws and blemishes won’t be as noticeable with a textured wall compared to a smooth one.
Dirt pick-up can be more of a concern though. To work around this, Boysen experts suggest pairing textured finishes that require a topcoat of paint (such as when you’re using Acrytex Cast), using paint products with a glossy finish. We recommend Boysen Permacoat in semi-gloss or Boysen Acrytex also in semi-gloss if you’re working within the Acrytex painting system.
Boysen Products for a Textured Finish
You’ll be able to find premium quality Boysen products that are able to provide textured finishes of different kinds. A quick note before we proceed, achieving textured finishes requires technique and skill. It’s best not to DIY this and seek the help of an experienced painter instead.
If a painted surface is what you’re after, Boysen Acrytex Cast can create fine, medium, and coarse textures which you can then apply a topcoat of paint afterward. We touched upon it here: Boysen Acrytex: Tips, Tricks, and Advice from Experts.
As you’re probably already aware, Boysen Acrytex is an extremely durable and long-lasting painting system. This makes it a popular option for home exteriors.
Konstrukt Lunar Series
Want a cement-like finish? As mentioned earlier, the Konstrukt Lunar Series is a collection of 9 faux concrete finishes. These are: Kavern, Koastal, Kaza, Koral, Korona, Kaiser, Kashmir, Kanyon, and Kohl. Check them all out here to see what you like best. All of these can be achieved with Konstrukt products from the Permaplast line.
Marmorino is a Boysen product that when applied gives you a beautiful marble-like finish. The resulting wall will be smooth to the touch with a low-luster finish. Mimicking marble, it creates a sense of depth and adds a touch of luxury to the space.
Note that this can be a tricky product to work with for those unexperienced. Again, it’s advisable to let a professional apply it so you get the intended results.
For a wallpaper-like textured finish that’s reminiscent of European elegance, try Boysen DECORe. A water-based decorative paint system, it allows you to achieve exquisite finishes through simple efforts and brushing. Find out more about it here.
Textured finishes add character to your home. If plain and simple just doesn’t cut it for you, definitely consider the Boysen products above!
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