Question by  Michele (20)

How do you add sand to paint for added texture?

How long will the sand last?


Answer by  ginevra46 (237)

sand will last many years when added to paint. the thing to remember is to use a good quality paint in an eggshell or satin finish. only add about 1 cup of sand. if you add too much,your paint won't stick. remember that when you add texture,your paint won't go as far.


Answer by  user26 (176)

I would think that it depends on the amount of paint and area you are painting. I used about a cup per gallon and it lasts a fairly long time. Depending on if it will be walked upon or not can last for years at a time. The important thing is to mix it well. 5 to 10 minnutes.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

In order to get added texture in a paint you can add silica sand, which is available at most paint outlets or hardware stores. Add the sand to the paint and mix with a jiffler mixer. The sand will typically last between 5-6 months on a floor surface, depending on the amount of traffic.

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