Plaster Sand Texture

Plaster sand texture is easily replicated with drywall texture mud and sand.

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The above plaster sand textures can be replicated with the following methods:

  1. Drywall Texture Mud. Use an all purpose mud, pre-mixed texture mud, or bag mix texture mud. You are going to mix it fairly wet. It will have more water in it than an orange peel mix. Then you are going to add sand.
  2. Application. Using your drywall hopper gun, spray on the mix. You will want to get it fairly heavy on the wall. Then take a paint roller, I use a 3/4 inch nap roller, and roll the wall. This will remove some of the texture and flatten it out. This also brings the sand forward.
  3. Aging. You can leave the wall like it is, or you can age it. I like to fog a thin, wet coat of orange peel over the top of the sand texture. This will make it look more like "old world plaster." They key is to make sure your orange peel texture is very wet, and does not build up the wall to the point that it looks like orange peel instead of plaster sand texture.

After you complete the application of the texture you want to make sure it is very dry before applying any paint. Usually it will be dry after 24 to 48 hours.

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