Texture Powder Tutorial

In this painted furniture tutorial, we show you how to create a layered, rustic painted furniture look using Texture Powder


 Layered Paint Look on Furniture


For this rustic painted furniture project, we chose Heartthrob and Tropical Bliss as our color selections.




Measure off some V&R By K Furniture Paint and pour it in a plastic cup. Measure off the same amount of Texture Powder and add it to the cup with paint. Use a stir stick to mix well until you have a thick, frosting like consistency.




Use a stir stick to mix well until you have a thick, frosting like consistency. We recommend you start with with a 1:1 ratio, however, you can always add some extra furniture paint or extra powder if your mixture is too thick or too thin for your liking.




Generously apply the thickened furniture paint, using a dabbing motion. This will create texture lines and various peaks and valleys throughout the painted area.




Let it dry for 15-20 minutes until it starts to dry and tack up. Then, use your paint brush again to gently smooth down the finish. You don’t want to remove all of the texture, just some of the higher points. Let it dry completely (approximately 8-10 hours) before moving on to the next step.

Tip: If your project has dried too long and it has completely dried before you had a chance to even out the texture, you can wet the paint lightly with a wet paint brush and then use an old bank card or a putty knife to smooth down the finish.




To add a fun, distressed look to your rustic painted furniture piece, apply a final coat of paint in a contrasting color. You won’t have to mix in any of the Texture Powder in this final coat of paint.




After your final paint coat has dried for a couple of hours you can use your favorite distressing technique to reveal some of the paint layer underneath!



STEP SEVEN (Optional):

To protect your new rustic painted furniture piece, you may choose to wax your piece using our All-Natural Furniture Waxes or use our Protective Finish for a scratch-resistant finish.

Interested in more rustic painted furniture tutorials?  Check out our Rustic High Top Table Redo. Happy painting!