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[teacherartexchange] drywall texture/paint


From: Duffey, Patrick G. (DuffeyP_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 05 2005 - 14:49:51 PST

You can paint any drywall joint or topping compound that you have used
as a texture after it is dry with PVA (poly vinyl acetate) a drywall
sealer, or latex or acrylic paint. I have had great success using any
light color latex paint as a base coat and then paint with acrylic
paints and mediums. Check out the book "The Paint Effects Bible" by
Jerry Skinner...there are lots of water based recipes for paint effects
in there

-----Original Message-----
From: Peri Raygor-Yanez []
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 1:47 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Paint medium to build up texture

Drywall topping, especially the lightweight variety works well if you
put it on first then paint on top of it. It is cheap and fluffy. You
might try adding dry tempera to it, but I tried adding paint to it
and plastering my studio wall and it stunk like sour milk for 2
years. I kid you not! For my students, I had them put the "mud" on
masonite. It was dry by the next day. Then we tempera painted and
gold leafed the stuff. It lasts forever and the students were
thrilled to use "faux-painting" techniques.

Peri Raygor-Yanez

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