Simple and unique ways to tackle textured Artex paint jobs
A textured Artex paint job might take more consideration than painting a smooth surface, but it doesn’t have to be boring.
Painting over Artex
When painting over Artex, use your textured Artex surface to inspire your décor for a really unique room. If you’ve recently applied your textured pattern or you wish to paint an existing textured area that hasn’t been painted previously:
- Ensure the Textured area is completely dry before decorating
- Make sure the texture is well bound and not soft or friable (if it is you will have to carefully treat with a stabilising solution first)
- Apply an Artex Sealer or follow the paint manufacturers guidance for painting porous surfaces
If you’re wanting to re-paint an existing painted textured surface:
- It’s especially important to get rid of any dirt, dust, grease or nicotine stains first using an appropriate cleaning product before you start (remember to leave it to dry after treatment)
- Ensure that the surface is sound and non-friable
- Simply apply the new paint using either a brush, roller or spray machine.
Textured surfaces should be painted using a good quality emulsion.
For areas especially prone to moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms, you should consider using an appropriate kitchen and bathroom paint.
Textured Artex Paint Ideas
For a room that stands out, why not let your pattern inspire your paint?
- Give Fan or Shell patterns a little elegance with a metallic or iridescent paint colour
- Turn an abstract Knifed texture into a geometric, block colour masterpiece
- Experiment with a gradient ombre effect on Stipple textures
Take your Artex Paint Job Further
For really unique textured Artex paint effects, consider alternative painting tools. For example, dabbing with a sponge rather than a brush makes it easier to blend colours. You can also try out textured or patterned rollers and brushes to complement your texture surface.