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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mamajane1234 Good textured look
I never used this for the project that I got it for. That project is still on the list. I was going to add it to paint to cover a wall that has wall paper peeling off the walls. I was going to strip the wall paper and then use this textured additive to cover the roughness of removed wall paper (yes, I hate painting prep work so just cover up what I can) Unfortunately the wall paper is still hanging (mostly).
I decided to try this on one of the boards I keep for vinyl and painting projects. The board had primer on it. The paint I used was a latex satin finish. I mixed, what should have been proportionate, into a much smaller container. I then painted it on with a Shur-Line trim and touch up pad, patting it on instead of rubbing. I’m sure the roller would do a better job of applying it evenly.
It had an interesting finish - Maybe I didn't mix it as well as I would if I had been painting a room but I like the different size grains that presented. I'm not sure, after seeing it on the board, that I would put it on my walls because I think it would be a nightmare to ever get smooth walls again. It would cover a lot of bad wall issues though. The product does exactly what it is supposed to do - I'm just not sure I like the look as much as I thought I would. I do think that I will find other uses for this.
May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mich19 Ceiling repair
We had a small area where texture had pulled away from the ceiling. I followed directions and this worked beautifully!
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stephie Nice Strong Texture
This is a white powder like substance that you add to any paint. You must wear a dust mask as it is very powdery and flies through the air as you pour it into paint. Using a little will give you a finer texture and using a lot (which I did) will give you a heavier texture. My backyard door was not repairable, it had deep cracks and peeling paint but it is a good solid door. Adding the stone to white high gloss paint made the paint very thick and tough. I've used additives like this before and this didn't flake off as much while painting and after it dried.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bakingmom Good coverage
The Homax stone paint additive really looks like a stone finish. Most likely the surface will need to be primed to get the best results. It takes a little practice to apply it evenly with a roller. and comes with clear instructions. It is easy to use in one step because it is added directly into the paint. The directions say to use a respirator because it can cause respiratory, eye and skin irritation. You have to be careful not to breathe it in because it contains silica and quartz, and I mixed it outdoors. It is a fine powder and you can add more to make a heavier coat. I covered an area of drywall which was damaged after removing wallpaper, and it creates an interesting effect with a thin coat.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mab60 Easier to work with than expected.
I would have rated this product with five stars if it couldn't have been improved. Though easy to work with the product settled at the top. So when cutting in with the paint brush, the bigger stones would attach to the paint brush. But continual mixing did the trick. Using the roller was a breeze. The pressure on the roller crushed up the larger stones making it a more even texture. I was afraid working with the stones would be messy, but it was not. I also used a good quality paint and that helped. Very happy with results.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by projectdoneyes Follow the recipe
The product is easy enough to use. I found it difficult to match the texture I already had. So I would recommend this product for new project not an existing one.
July 30, 2013