This past weekend, my wonderful sister helped me add a knock down texture to our cement basement walls with a product call Homax Roll-On Texture. I can honestly say this was a delightful product to work with from the ease of application to the low mess and easy clean-up.
I was aiming for the “feel” or look of a craggy stone wall, and by using this product, I was able to do it. Mind you, I still have to paint the walls, and perhaps add a bit of glaze to bring out the details, but for all intents and purposes, I now have a stone look texture on the walls in (part of) my basement which is a grave improvement over the plain painted cement they once were.
This in NOT a sponsered post. I just want to share how happy I am that we are finally getting the scary basement underway!!
When I posted to ask for help me picking out a paint color, I showed you one of my textured wall inspirations. Well let me show you another, please!
The textured walls and painted ceilings in this cellar style room is the ultimately the look I am going for, albeit on a slightly less texture-y scale. It’s from an amazing collection of European villas fond here.
I never would have come upon this collection myself. However, thanks to a post of Pinterest favorites from Design Dreams by Anne, I was able to make use of another textured wall inspirational photo to help me plan this makeover. Anne has done some remarkable room remodels herself. Her talent never ceases to amaze me, not to mention her eye for style. Thank you, Anne, for helping me decorate my basement !!
So let me get on with it:
Here is my sister rolling it onto the walls.
You can see the popcorn ceiling-like effect you get with a texture roller.
Here is how is a few shots of how it looked after it was dry:
Tip: rolling thicker in some areas vs others seemed to add to the uneven pattern one might find on a real stone wall. Just sayin’
Below is a before shot of a section of the basement:
And below is an after shot:
We completed rolling and knocking down 300 sq ft of cement wall in 2-1/2 hours, kid you not! There were barely any drips and it the product cleaned right up and off with warm soapy water. In addition, the texture is ready to paint after a 24hr drying time.
The hardest part of the whole experience was how to get the seal-tight lid off the container in the first place!
I think with some paint, and perhaps a little glaze these walls will look even more like craggy stone. I can’t wait to get to the next step!!
Have you ever had a room in your house that was so bad, that even the slightest improvement makes you want to jump for joy? That’s about how I’m feeling right now.
Thank you for stopping by ~ Amy
You can see more posts on the basement update, here.