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Old 11-02-2010, 09:31 PM   #1
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Putting Splatter On Walls


My daughter wants to put paint splatters on her wall.
My concern is painting over it after, will the bumps show through? I expect they will.

Is there a way to deal with this before we paint the splatters, or before the next paint job?
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:51 PM   #2
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If the wall has a decent texture to it already, the paint spatter isn't going to show up that much. You can also squirt new texture over the wall prior to repainting later if you're that concerned.
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If you thin the paint down a lot the texture will be minimized.
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How do you put on the second coat???


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Thin it down, excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

I was thinking a printable wallpaper, then you could just strip it off
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At a commercial job I worked on once, the painter has a special paint that provided the 'splatter' effect. I think it was Latex paint with some gobs of oil based in it. As it came out of the sprayer, it separated and the splatter was created.
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At a commercial job I worked on once, the painter has a special paint that provided the 'splatter' effect. I think it was Latex paint with some gobs of oil based in it. As it came out of the sprayer, it separated and the splatter was created.
I believe you are referring to Multispec or Zolotone. The products are easy to apply if you have done it before but the affect is more like granite.

There are other options if you have a hopper sprayer - Tex-cote, UltraTex - by the name you know that they are texture coatings but the finish is highly washable and durable. They are used in hotels and offices.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:34 PM   #10
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My first painting job was with a guy who was also a theatre arts professor, and we also build a lot of theatrical sets together. His method for spattering was to thin the paint, use a fairly stiff brush, and a thick dowel (or chunk of broomstick). He'd shake off a fair bit of the paint over the work pot, then swing the brush against the dowel held in his other hand.

By the time she left for college, I had helped my daughter repaint her room so many times that it was noticably smaller :-)

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