When we think of adding drama into space, colour is the first thing that comes to mind. You may also think of adding decorative pieces like a colourful throw pillow, warm lighting etc. However, with limited space, adding something takes valuable space that makes the room look small and cramped. It’s a good thing that there’s another effective way to liven up a room without taking floor space, and that is with a textured wall or, better yet, by adding liquid metal coating with a textured finish.
Benefits of a Textured Liquid Metal Coating Finish
- Using textured liquid metal walls is an effective way to add dimension and drama into any space, whether it’s a room, a hallway or even on the exterior of buildings.
- Textured walls emphasized by a coat of liquid metal serves as an optical illusion bringing a 3D perspective for people to focus on. This is suitable to incorporate on waiting and living rooms or entrance to give that wow factor, greeting your visitors and setting an exciting feel.
- Adding texture on walls is a common technique to hide imperfections.
- Textured surfaces have shadows that create a mysterious and eccentric vibe. It gives a free-spirited message setting your home apart from the typical flat walls on new houses.
- Creating a textured surface using liquid metal is easy. You can also use essential tools like paintbrush, rollers, and spatula
Ways to Add Texture Using Liquid Metals
There are two ways to add liquid metal to your walls to elevate their look.
- Adding liquid metal coating on existing textured walls
Some of you may already have a textured wall that, for some reason, still looks dull and uninteresting. You can cover a large area using a spray gun for fine coverage. This ensures that every groove is coated, however small it may be.
Using a paint roller is ideal if you are targeting to highlight embossed surfaces. You can achieve this by lightly rolling the brush in, leaving the cavities untreated.
- Adding liquid metal coating on flat and even walls
You can add textures on your wall using our brush viscosity and different tools such as:
- Stipple brush
This is not the tiny stipple brush we use on makeup to get that natural airbrushed look. A stipple brush is a larger brush used to create a stippled surface. The depth and texture depend on the hardness of the bristles and the pressure you apply. You can obtain deeper indents with stiff bristles creating tiny visible round hollows forming a rugged appearance. A soft-bristled brush with light pressure will produce a leather-like grain for a more elegant finish.
You can also use a regular paintbrush for small spaces, but if you plan to upgrade a whole wall, having a stipple brush will come in handy.
- Paint roller
Paint rollers are available in plain or patterned variants. A simple roller can leave an antique texture characterised by random circular dents with an elongated vein-like feature. You can also use creased plastic to create a random antique design.
You can do various patterns using your trusty trowel. The most common surface using a trowel is a skip trowel texture. This type of wall texturing is popular among high-end homes for its Mediterranean vibe. Its elegant appearance is similar to a stucco finish. This is achieved by manually applying the paint using a trowel or a spatula.
Another type of trowel is called a V-notch trowel. This is used to create comb and fan wall designs. A comb pattern is like a stripe design created by scraping the top of the paint, leaving indented channels. Fan patterns are done by moving the trowel in a half-circular motion creating an open fan design.
To create a fine to rough orange peel texture, you can use a sponge. Orange peel is also called eggshell; this is commonly used in place of a smooth finish due to its subtle textured surface that is advantageous in concealing wall imperfections. Its neutral and minimalist character makes it easy to pair with any decorative styles.
- Paint sprayer
You can create an orange peel, popcorn and a knockdown finish by using a sprayer. Just adjust the spray to fine to get small dots for an orange peel texture. A medium spray will give you a popcorn design. A coarse setting will spray bigger blobs, which you can flatten and spread with a scraper or a spatula.
The fine bristles of the paintbrush create a subtle chic design making it suitable for home and business structures. You can incorporate soft elegance into a room by adding liquid metal swirl patterns on panelled walls. Use darker tones for a formal atmosphere for office spaces. Add lighter tones like gold or platinum in the borders for additional oomph factor suitable for headboard panels of bedrooms.
Textures can transform a room from boring to remarkable by adding an artistic flair to your wall. Creating texture is mainly based on creativity. Explore your creative side and make unique prints the way you like them.
Elevate the depth and character of your space with a coat of LIQMET liquid metal. Use LIQMET’s brush viscosity to manually play and create patterns. Its thick viscosity makes it an excellent base to form designs and indents, perfect for DIY projects to upscale your home. Order your sample pots to start your own DIY project, and have fun upscaling your home today.
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