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Granite
What you'll need:
Here's everything you'll need to get it right the first time.
  • Paint roller with 1 1/4" nap and paint tray
  • Painter's tape and drop cloth
  • Practice board (optional)
  • Brush
  • Valspar® Signature Colors® Granite in desired color
  • Valspar® Signature Colors®paint crystals (optional)

 
Add the character of rough, earth-hewn to your walls with this naturally textured finish. Valspar® Signature Colors® Granite Paint features distinctive color depth and intriguing highlights that convey the rugged beauty of the outdoors. This well-worn finish will work well in a living room, den, bedroom...anywhere!
 
 
 
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Paint Technique
Step 1. Valspar® Signature Colors® Paint Crystals are optional. Stir Paint Crystals into Granite Paint for a sparkling effect if desired.
 
 
Step 2. Brush a 3 inch border ("cut in") around the ceiling, floor, trim edges and corners. Note: Do not cut-in around the entire room at once as this can cause a banded appearance. Rather, brush out the edges in sections. This ensures a wet edge during rolling for an even appearance.
 
Step 3. Roll on first coat using a premium quality 1 1/4" nap roller. Work in 3 foot square sections. Roll a large "W." Then fill in the square. Finish an entire vertical column of 3 foot sections. When finished, roll the full length from floor to ceiling. This will alleviate uneven sections and lap marks. Do not stretch this product. Allow to dry completely at least 4 hours.
 
Step 4. To apply the second coat, use a premium quality 3" or 4" polyester brush. Basically you will be applying Granite in a series of overlapping X. Work in sections but avoid a "squared off" pattern. Start with larger X (roughly a foot in length). Then overlap with smaller X (about 4-6 inches). Continue to work until the entire wall is covered. Use both the broad width and narrow width (side bristles) of the brush. This will ensure both varying widths and lengths of stroke. Do not be afraid to use multiple strokes on top of each other.
 
[Shown in Upper wall: 2118 Sea Agate, Lower wall: 2121 Mica Stone, Chair Rail: 4007-9B Perfectly Blue]
 
 
Color accuracy will vary based on monitor and printer calibrations. Please visit your local retailer to view actual color samples before making final painting decisions.
 
Tips for Success
 

Try your technique on a practice board before you try it on the walls.

Random, irregular brush strokes are essential to achieve a successful Granite look. Do not follow a set pattern.


 
 
 
 
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