Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 44
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Fbull66 Sand paint
Ok so it works but it flys every we're.i used a brush and did one brush stroke at a time then blended it in ..it's very SLOW and messy .take your time and work the sand to blend it together so you don't see brush marks ...and good luck
October 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JACH Looks Good
I used this product to do a mud swirl finish, it looks great and hid all the imperfections in my 100 year old ceiling. It is slow going and messy but it is way easier and less messy than spraying with a hopper. Make sure you use the looped roller cover as outlined on the instructions. Also make sure the surface you are applying to is consistent (preferably white), this product doesn't hide color differences very well. I only gave good value because this product seems like it is mostly drywall mud which is fairly inexpensive compared to the price of this product.
November 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janice BEAUTIFUL RESULTS!
I'm not sure what people expect when they complain about the mess, of course you will get a little dirty, but it cleans up super easy and the results are well worth it!! I'm a woman with zero experience with textured paint and it was simple once I got the technique down. When they say do the "W" pattern, do it to avoid roller pad patterns. Also, do the 3' sections at a time because the second coat dries extremely fast, especially if you're going for the knock down look. And I did see where they said to use a primer first. Research first people!! Apply thick and roll slowly to avoid excessive splatter. TA-DA!! Stunning. I have now decided to head into the hallway and down to the kitchen. I absolutely love it.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sms70032 Great with Whisk Broom application
After Hurricane Katrina, we opened our attic to make a loft. There are plenty of angles up there that need to be hidden, so we went with this paint. You should mix with a giant mixer on the end of your drill. Makes application much smoother. Also, after applying a small area, I would dip a small straw whisk boom into water, and drag it down the wall for a more textured look in hiding those imperfections. Voila! Beautiful!!
Now I am trying to figure out if I can add color to the paint, so I can kill two birds with one stone. See photo below for my previous application.
July 3, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LifeCyclesPasture Works great
I did an entire house with this product, walls and ceilings. It worked out great. I did a few trials in a closet and settled on a thinned version with water. I used a cordless drill and a mixer to keep the sand suspended. I rolled the entire house. It went really quick and couldn't see any roller marks. It does make a sandy mess during the application process, but any texture does that unless you brush or trowel something on. This product is thick, consider thinning it with water to make it more workable.
January 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by agpaint awful stuff, waste of time and money
I had a pretty big ceiling patch to make after removing a big recessed light. I opted for this product over the aerosol cans that do not go very far, or having to deal with the mess of a hopper gun. What a waste of time and money. The only thing i accomplished was to become completely frustrated. I followed the vauge instuctions, mixed it well, and primed first.The problem was that it does not stick to the roller. I tried all different naps, but only had the same results. It seems that if you were able to get paint on the roller, it just pushes into it when you roll it. Don't waste your time with this stuff. I just hope I can get my money back!
April 7, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jake intructions for paneling
I bought this paint to cover up some ugly paneling because of what this product advertised by the picture. You just paint it on and it covers up the grooves on the paneling. Not the case at all. It only made my walls look even uglier. It would've looked better if I would've just painted over the paneling. I was trying to avoid that look, but know I have that look and worse and I can do nothing about it unless I tear it all out and drywall. The paint didn't spread evenly at all. The texture would be heavy for about 12inches long and the width of the roller, than it would weaken greatly. Huge waste of time and money and big time mess. Unfortunately Behr can't replace my walls. Live and learn. This product may work better on a different type of surface, but not on paneling.
January 15, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Olganancy Way too much trouble!
The directions are NOT complete for this product. You will need a HAZMAT suit when applying this product because of the splatter! Plus it never said I had to PRIME my walls before application. But the 1st coat did NOT stick and was coming off as we rolled it on. AND it did NOT take 5-10 minutes to dry, no WAY. It took much longer, and if you don't wait until it's dry, you just smooth the product out and don't get the knockdown texture. There should have been a video or something on how to do this. We applied 2 coats and it finally started to look like knockdown. Again, very messy when you are smoothing the surface. LOTS of clean up! I would never do this again!
November 7, 2011