How to Use Lace With Wood Icing® Textura Paste

Quick little video showing how to use lace with Wood Icing® Textura Paste
I show how to spread the Textura Paste over the top of lace. And I also show how to press lace into the Textura Paste. We paint both with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. We used this technique on the Flag project we posted.
"How To" Use Lace with Wood Icing® Textura Paste.
Using lace on drawer fronts.
Such a stunning design for drawer fronts. Find the perfect lace for your project and turn any piece into a work of art using Wood Icing® Textura Paste.
Spreading Textura Paste over lace
Wood Icing is water based with easy fast clean up. No harsh odor or chemicals. Wash out the lace and use it over and over.
Paint over the lace design
Once your design is dry, you can paint, stain or glaze for a beautiful finish. Wood Icing® Textura Paste is an extremely durable product.

Suggested materials:

  • Wood Icing® Textura Paste  (
  • Lace  (Fabric store)
  • Chalk Paint® by Annie sloan  (

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68 questions
  • Brenda strickland
    on Jul 9, 2016

    Could I do this over wallpaper, the bagging kind with the poly on top? Wonder if it would stick to the polyuathane?

  • Donna Hall
    on Jul 10, 2016

    Is this only for wood? Can it be used on vinyl tiles if the tiles were sanded?

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Jul 10, 2016

      Wood Icing will adhere to wood metal or plastic. For metal or plastic, I would recommend roughing up the surface a bit with a coarse sandpaper, then I would apply a good bonding primer. My fav bonding primer is Gripper made by Glidden. Sold at Home Depot. Comes in gray or white. Hope this helps! Thanks for asking.

  • Debra Ridley Hurst
    on Jul 10, 2016

    Would Mod Podge work?

    • Diane
      on Jul 11, 2016

      yes, I did that with mod podge on my small windows and used it on a dresser with nylon material. Yes it will work

    • Debra Ridley Hurst
      on Jul 11, 2016

      Thank you so much! This looks like something I would enjoy doing. Moving this to my "TRY" file.

  • Marilu Garcia
    on Jul 18, 2016

    do you peel lace out after painting

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Jul 18, 2016

      Hi Mailu, Thanks for asking. You pull the lace off as soon as you spread the paste. Then let the Textura Paste dry (over night is best). Then give it a quick sanding and paint or stain!

  • Diane
    on Jul 20, 2016

    It looks beautiful. I am confused with how the stenciling is painted once you remove the lace. Do you carefully line up the lace again over the stencils to paint?

  • Lori
    on Jul 22, 2016

    wood icing, is there anything that can be used for wall with same technique ?

    • Nan
      on Jul 22, 2016

      Lori - I've used this technique when I've created stencils of my liking from material. I've just spread a thin coating of joint compound over the stencil to get the raised relief effect. For coloration (I can be finicky) after the compound has dried, I used chalk pastels. I've used this method both on walls as a top border and on cornices in my living room.

    • Misbah Malik
      on Jul 22, 2016

      Can u post pics so we can see

    • Lisa A Downes-Poll
      on Jul 22, 2016

      I used drywall mud, and added acrylic paints. Worked great. Didn't do lace, did brickwork on walls.

  • Colleen Hammond
    on Jul 22, 2016

    It's beautiful, but... Why not just paint the piece, and then apply the lace directly to it?

    • Elizabeth Dion
      on Jul 24, 2016

      That is what I did, basically. I laid the lace on the project and spray painted through it. There is a picture on this post somewhere...I sprayed white on an aqua base.

    • Gregory Maynard
      on Jul 24, 2016

      That makes for a good effect also, but this technique would have a more textured appearance.

    • Dee B
      on Jul 25, 2016

      She can remove the lace, still have the pattern, wash the lace and use it again. A good thing if you only have a limited amount of lace.

    • Colleen Hammond
      on Jul 25, 2016

      True, but I don't think I've ever suffered from a limited amount of lace.

    • Brenda
      on Jul 28, 2016

      The lace can also be wash again, with this process and reused again.

  • Biz1507351
    on Jul 22, 2016

    can this Technic be used for a kitchen black splash?

    • Pamela J. Ludington-Rice
      on Jul 22, 2016

      You might want to Google wood icing or Textura Paste to see the full description of the product and its uses. It might be that you would have to sand down the surface if the back splash is formica.

    • Darlene Heichelbech
      on Jul 22, 2016

      back in the 70's used to do this with patching plaster with grout color of choice

    • Janac
      on Jul 23, 2016

      Funny I was thinking same thing, as I used wallpaper and painted it years ago, thinking of updating to something like this, great question and I think I would try it

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Jul 26, 2016

      BizzyLizzy Yes you can use this as a back splash. However it is not water resistant product. so be sure the back splash would not have water on it other than to wipe it down with a soft wet cloth to clean or dust. No scrubbing or harsh chemicals. Also, no reason to sand back formica. You would just need to rough it up with a coarse sandpaper to better adhesion.

    • Sonia Burrows
      on Jul 31, 2016

      Isn't it funny how old is new again????

  • Alice Shockley
    on Jul 22, 2016

    The video is quite good, but on the finished photo, it would be good if you could say which side is the pressed lace and which is the stenciled lace. Which side is which?

    • Bobbie Lynn Nemetz
      on Jul 23, 2016

      I'm 99.9% sure the left side of the finished photo is the stenciled side. Hope this helps.

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Jul 26, 2016

      Great suggestion. If I could clarify. When you spread the Textura Paste over lace then pull the lace up, the finish will be more defined and raised. When you press the lace into the Textura Paste it will be a more softer surface which may be a little smoother.

  • Kate Jones
    on Jul 27, 2016

    Is anyone aware of a UK equivalent of wood icing? could I use filler or another kind of putty?

  • The Piddler
    on Jul 31, 2016

    I like the "removable lace" application..... How do you secure the lace from moving around? .....Would love to do this to a glass top coffee table top using the reverse glass painting procedure. Thanks in advance for your reply.

  • Cinda Nighswonger Schamber
    on Aug 19, 2016

    Could you use Sheetrock mud and accomplish the same look?

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Aug 22, 2016

      Yes you could but if course it is fine for walls but does not hold up as well on furniture as Wood Icing does.

    • Kathy Haines Cramer
      on Aug 31, 2016

      Hi. I've done this mixing the prefixed joint compound and Aileen's white glue. :)

    • Barb Schmidt
      on Sep 3, 2016

      That would also be great for a small wall or part of one. Maybe around a window

  • Marry Reeves
    on Aug 21, 2016

    Can you color the paste first? If so what would work the best, a liquid acrylic craft paint or a powered dye? I ask because painting afterward blurs the detail of the lace and I want the imprint to stay crisp before the sealer is applied.

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Aug 25, 2016

      Hi Mary, yes I color the Textura Paste with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. I t is not a perfect match but it colors quite nicely. However, doing so does cause the Textura Paste to be thinner. Which is why I love using the Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. It is such a thick paint already so you can allow the mixture to stand in the open air until it thickens back up.

    • Marry Reeves
      on Aug 27, 2016

      That's great, thanks for info.

  • Devra
    on Aug 31, 2016

    Very pretty ! Do you use fabric lace or the vinyl lace, like for patio table cloths? Thanks

    • Christine Lauder Hall
      on Sep 1, 2016

      I'm fairly certain that it's soft, fabric lace, because in the top video she dips it in water and squeezes it tightly. You can't do that with vinyl fabric. But you may be able to achieve a similar result, but not likely as pretty. Good luck.

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Sep 1, 2016

      Thanks for asking! Yes I did use real fabric lace but you can also use the plastic lace. Then wash and reuse.

      on Sep 1, 2016

      Lovely,and not difficult. Thanks for sharing. Lollie

  • Diane
    on Aug 31, 2016

    Can this be used on the outside of a freezer ?? The freezer works wonderfully, but the outside looks YUCKY !!!

    • Christine Lauder Hall
      on Sep 1, 2016

      Wow! That's a great idea. I don't know for sure, but I will tell you that this technique should be able to be done with paintable caulk. I'm not 100 percent positive, but it sure I've used caulk to do many texturing art projects that I paint with acrylic pain. Good luck to you. :)

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Sep 1, 2016

      Hi Nayna. Yes you can use it on the outside of a freezer as long as there is no moisture that collects on the outside.

  • Amy
    on Sep 1, 2016

    Could you use this on the blades of a ceiling fan and not affect how it works?

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Sep 1, 2016

      Hi Amy, yes you could but you would need to be sure you spread evenly and use the same amount on each blade because of the balance thing for fans.

    • Ella Teuben
      on Sep 3, 2016

      The textured surface will collect dust and other particles very quickly. You would need to use a soft brush regularly to keep it clean

    • Dave Urbanoski
      on Sep 18, 2016

      Couldn't you just use a few coats of a matte varnish this way the blades will be protected and you can dust without causing damage to the design on the blades.

  • Laura Rodriguez
    on Sep 14, 2016

    Could this be done on a mirrored wall?

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Sep 17, 2016

      I am not sre how yo answer that. The product will stick to a mirror but not certain as to how you plan to execute the process.

    • Lara Kulpa
      on Sep 19, 2016

      Maybe she was hoping YOU would give her the answer as to 'how to execute the process"?

  • Irene Kalfon
    on Sep 16, 2016

    Can you explain all the procedure from A to Z ? When do you remove the lace? Can it be done over a wooden door? Thank-you

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Sep 17, 2016

      1. Lay the lace onto the surface 2. Spread the Textura Paste over the lace. 3. Gently pull off the lace. 4. Rinse the lace and hang to dry. 5. Allow the Textura Paste to dry hard 6. Gently sandbover the surface to knock off any loose pieces or to remove riugh spots. 7. Paint or stainnover the lacey pattern. Allow to dry. 8. You can use wax or glaze to highlight the lace design. 9. If you prefer you can finish with a Clear cost of PolyAcrylic by Wood Icing instrad ofvusing wax for the finish.

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Sep 17, 2016

      Yes it can be done on any surface

  • Melanie malema
    on Sep 23, 2016

    do you have to do special prep of surfaces so the paste sticks?

  • Annieherman
    on Sep 28, 2016

    how to make wood icing

    • GeeJudy
      on Oct 10, 2016

      I asked this 2 years ago

    • Joyce
      on Oct 12, 2016

      Since the wood icing textura paste has a registered trademark, I assume it is a product you could buy in a hobby store.

    • Marci Stevens
      on Oct 12, 2016

      wonder if you could use wall putty to get the same result

    • Touchedpainter
      on Oct 14, 2016

      I am unfamiliar with wall putty, but I would use the "all purpose drywall lite (or light)" NOT "spackle lite", all purpose drywall light. Can get at any paint store, I get at Home Depot.

    • Touchedpainter
      on Oct 14, 2016

      may need to add a little water to make the spreadable consistancy

    • Les11900373
      on Oct 20, 2016

      I did this years ago with a stencil and some sheetrock mud on some kitchen cabinets.

    • Frema Byrd
      on Oct 20, 2016

      Tape mud, drywall mud, etc are the same thing. Be sure to coat it with (the word just blew out of my mind) it is a liquid paint like material that seals the mud when dry and prevents over absorption of your paint. I JUST REMEMBERED. It is PVA.

  • Kimberly Lynn McDonald
    on Sep 30, 2016

    can you do this on walls as well?

  • Rose Capella
    on Oct 25, 2016

    Can this work on a wall?

  • Ruth
    on Nov 13, 2016

    How do you hold the lace steady while you spread the icing over it? Seems like it would stretch and smear..... Beautiful effects!!

    • Catherine
      on Nov 17, 2016

      I'd use a plastic lace tablecloth. And duct tape.

    • Diane Collins
      on Dec 4, 2016

      Spray adhesive from Craft Store...its repositionable...I use it for Stencils too!

  • Nancy
    on Nov 21, 2016

    Can this technique be used on glass? Windows?

    • Peggy McMeans Parker
      on Dec 8, 2016

      There's a cornstarch mix w/lace for windows to obscure the view but still lets in light search it out Good Luck

  • JeanniesHaven
    on Nov 30, 2016

    could you just use cut outs of lace pattern here and there? Perhaps like a pasley pattern!

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Nov 30, 2016

      Hi Jeannie, Thanks for asking. You can anything that will create a pattern in the Textura Paste. I say give it a whirl!

  • Truddi Clark
    on Dec 9, 2016

    can you answer the questions please? what is this product called in other countries...

    • Wood Icing® Company
      on Dec 13, 2016

      This product is made and sold in the US and Canada. It is called Textura Paste made by the Wood Icing Comany.

  • Deb16400399
    on Dec 26, 2016

    Where can u buy textura paste?

  • Spi9010475
    on Jan 8, 2017

    Is the Textura Paste water soluble? I'm considering putting it on a window for privacy but want to be able to remove it if I need to.

  • MariVic
    on Jan 10, 2017

    Sorry for this question...I think Im missing something here. Do you pull the lace off after apply the paste? BTW...your work is fabulous.

    • 3950805
      on Jan 10, 2017

      Thank you MariVic Yes, you pull the lace off immediately and rinse the paste out, so you can reuse.

  • Jeannie Carle
    on Jan 10, 2017

    Please - can this be used on glass?

    • 3950805
      on Jan 24, 2017

      So sorry I did not answer sooner. I missed it for some reason. Yes it will adhere to glass if your rough up the surface to give it tooth. But it will not hold up to water, so you could not submerge in water.

    • Jeannie Carle
      on Jan 25, 2017

      I was thinking windows - but..... with condensation this probably wouldn't hold up?

    • GeeWillikers
      on Feb 5, 2017

      Use glass etch if you want permanent lace look on a window /glass paint for semi permanent

  • Sue johnson
    on Jan 11, 2017

    what is wood icing made of and what would be the equivelent in the UK please.

  • Darlene
    on Feb 7, 2017

    Could this technique be used on a plaster wall or on dry wall to make an accent wall?

  • Par3185926
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Can you use it on cans?

  • Sindy
    on Feb 12, 2017

    Could this be used on Windows? What to use in place of wood icing?

    • Chris Brasher
      on Mar 6, 2017

      I have used joint compound often which sounds very much like the wood icing. It's very inexpensive and not very messy. Since it's water based it's easy to clean up any tools, i.e. spatula. To use just add a water based paint of your choice into the compound before spreading or leave white and highlight when dry, or paint over entire project for a monochromatic effect. I have used this technique on walls, wood, and canvas, it's easy and inexpensive. Also works great with stencils. Sorry, haven't tried it on a window, but will give it a try as I'm sure it would work. Chris TX

    • Sindy
      on Mar 9, 2017

      Thank you. Giving this a try on basement windows.

    • Kellie Hoople
      on Mar 11, 2017

      When you say joint compound do you mean the premixed stuff for drywall?

    • Kellie Hoople
      on Mar 11, 2017

      When you say joint compound do you mean the premixed stuff for drywall?

    • Arleen
      on Mar 15, 2017

      You may be able to do this on a window but using a spray type paint that is used to give it a frosted effect. hope this helps.

    • Emma Hill
      on Apr 23, 2017

      im not contradicting the paint idea but putting paint on window in spray form seems like would be too permanent and a job getting it back off if get tired of the lace idea.
  • Susie
    on Mar 3, 2017

    Can I get wood icing at Hobby Lobby or Michaels?

    • Emma Hill
      on Apr 23, 2017

      make a paste of corn starch and paint on window, then cut out lace size of window and put it on, if dont like it washes right off and try again.

  • Anita Bolz
    on Mar 5, 2017

    Where can Wood icing be purchased?

  • Sam Bradley
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Can you do this on metal?
    • Wendy Tuch
      on Apr 30, 2017

      If you sanded (scuffed-up) the metal, you should be able to do this. You may need a different kind of finishing product, specifically designed for metal. Check with your local Home Depot, Lowes, or Ace Hardware.

    • 3950805
      on May 1, 2017

      Hi Sam
      yes you could do this on metel. As Wendy Mention scuff the se surface. For bare metal you would need a bonding primer made specifically for metal. If it is already painted, proceed after scuffing. If the paint is shiny you may need to paint over with flat paint in order for the Texture Paste to stick better And to make it easier to work with.
  • Bonnie
    on Apr 30, 2017

    what is wood icing thx
  • Mars
    on Jun 7, 2017

    How is the lace held steady/firm?

    • Jewellmartin
      on Jul 8, 2017

      Masking tape works well. It comes in different widths and is easy to cut in strips. It also does not leave a residue as long as you use it to tape down the lace and remove it when you remove the lace.
      I also use large office clamps, which often are wide enough for chair and table edges. Workshop clamps are often too bulky to use with lace and fabric. Best wishes 😇
  • Linda Marie Pharaoh-Carlson
    on Jun 14, 2017

    I had never heard of "wood icing" and am wondering why you couldn't get the same effect by securing the lace and spray painting? It seems as though the wood icing would be rather thick and might not spread least when I try thing that are supposed to work, they usually flop. I may not be as crafty as the next guy.
    • Nancy Adams-Cook
      on Jun 15, 2017

      I've spray painted over lace on a few projects. Worked beautifully !
    • 3950805
      on Jun 16, 2017

      Hi Linda and Nancy. The purpose of Wood Icing is to create texture. Spray painting over lace is beautiful as well. It's your choice To use whatever medium suits your needs. To see more projects created with Wood Icing please visit the web site.
    • Cindy Verkuyl
      on Jun 28, 2017

      I added privacy to my front entrance by spray painting white enamel paint over lace adhered to front window. Pulled off lace, beautiful and window is washable. Just scrape off when you tire of it.

    • Ebee
      on Jul 4, 2017

      It would seem to me that the other advantage (besides texture) would be that the lace is reusable after washing. Spray paint isn't. Also, if lace IS used more than once, the spray paint would eventually clog the delicate pattern which would eventually be lost. This would end up being more expensive as more lace would be needed ... and lace is NOT cheap!
    • Izzy
      on Jul 8, 2017

      Very cool idea.
    • Toni Bennett
      on Jul 8, 2017

      I've used net curtains and Annie Sloan paint applied with a sponge to great effect.
    • Ksellisor
      on Jul 8, 2017

      Lace IS cheap if you shop in thrift stores for old lace curtains. For projects like this, why buy new!
  • Millies_mom47
    on Jun 29, 2017

    Where would I find this "wood icing"? What kind of store or name of store?
    • Izzy
      on Jul 8, 2017

      Go to the Woodicing website and look up your state. Each state has listings.
  • Cindy
    on Jul 8, 2017

    You talk about lace that can be pretty expensive, but could you use those plastic lace table cloths that you can buy pretty cheap and maybe cut it in sections? Do you think that would work as well?
    • KattywhampusLOL
      on Jul 8, 2017

      Honestly, Cindy I don't see why not, except that using a plastic template would yield a deeper (thicker) relief and it might take longer to dry. Also, you may have a problem getting a clean line as you raise it off the board because of curl-back from the medium. The lace she was using in this video loked like a piece of old lace (and not the finely tatted and expensive stuff) that may have come from an old table runner or lace curtain. You can find things like that very inexpesively at thrift shops like Salvation Army stores and Goodwill, and sometimes even at yard/garage sales. Sometimes they may have a stain on the that cannot be removed, so they are being sold even more inexpensively (or can be talked down by 10% or so because of the stain). That's the type of thing you would want to buy for this project, rather than ordering lace from online or going to a fabirc/crft store and paying full price for it. It wouldn't hurt to check out a few places there in Cincy ;) Good Luck, Have a great time with your crafting, and enjoy the beautiful effect YOU create :)
    • Debbie Hovatter Larkins
      on Jul 9, 2017

      The plastic tablecloths would not work, because they are etbossed over plastic, so when you lifted it off, the texture would be on the cloth, not on the wood,
    • B. Enne
      on Jul 10, 2017

      @ Debbie Hovatter Larkins
      You make a valid point. A quick check before buying the tablecloth, by holding it up to the light to make sure it is cut out, may be a good idea. I have had open lace plastic tablecloths.
    • Kristine Kelley Bailey
      on Jul 16, 2017

      Goodwill or any thrift store... I just bought a huge lace curtain panel to lay on top of my patio table.... then spray paint over. The lace curtain panel at Goodwill was 3.00. Cheap for a huge stencil.
    • Bar24993395
      on Jul 24, 2017

      Let me add to the list of great ideas. You usually can find scrape lace pieces or even older lace curtains at most of the peddlers Malls and flea markets cheap if you have those in your area. Also you could join you local groups called : Freecycle or in your area. People are always giving away things they no longer need on Freecycle or selling things on Cheapcycle. Check those out too. With one of those you have to join the group and on the Freecycle group (on they ask that you GIVE away an unwanted item before requesting one to show good faith intentions. Good luck and blessings to all.
  • Sharon Martin
    on Jul 9, 2017

    Why did you use both textures on the same piece side by side. Was that Judy to show us both procedure?
  • Starr Wilson
    on Jul 9, 2017

    On the picture of the drawer fronts the background is a different color than the lace pattern. Is the lace pattern on the drawers painted, if so then how would you keep it off the background paint? Do you use the white wax on every thing you do? I'm confused.
    • Lori McIntyre
      on Jul 9, 2017

      i think she painted before peeling the lace off....i am not certain though
    • Herbal37
      on Jul 17, 2017

      It looks to me like she painted first and then put the lace over it and used the texture paint. A similar technique is used in pottery.

    • Linda. F Mitchell
      on Jul 19, 2017

      Looks like the wood icing is the background color that appears then she took brush & lightly painted white over the raised design created by the wood icing coming through the lace holes.
    • Vina
      on Jul 28, 2017

      confused. Do you apply the lace on the wood then paint the back of it, allow to dry then remove? need more pictures or details.
    • Velma Petersen Herrig
      on Aug 7, 2017

      You need to watch the video. it shows 2 methods to use the "icing". you remove the lace with both techniques and allow to dry. Then sand just a bit to smooth. Then they used a chalk paint, then a white wax. I think with either method, the end product is supposed to show a raised lace pattern/texture - not necessarily 2 different colors.
  • San28489456
    on Jul 29, 2017

    So why couldn't you just spay paint and get the same pattern?
    • Rosanne
      on Aug 9, 2017

      I actually tried this on an old desk. I lightly stapled the lace on as tightly as I could, without distorting the pattern. I usually rush thru things, so maybe I wasn't careful enough. It worked, but is not a neat as in this picture
    • Karen Chiasson
      on Sep 15, 2017

      I have done this before without paste. I painted the top of an old table with paint and let it dry. Then I laid the lace on top, secured it, and painted over the lace using a different color paint, then removed the lace. It came out perfect.

    • DuWayne Brayton
      on Nov 14, 2018

      No reason you can't, if you're careful. I would imagine you would want to use synthetic fiber lace, but it should be possible.

      But it obviously wouldn't be embossed, which is the point of this project.

  • Cathy Shingler
    on Jul 29, 2017

    How do you get that first layer off before you actually paint it.
  • Elisa Martinez
    on Aug 16, 2017

    I don't think I can get would icing here (I live abroad), is there any other product with a similar qualities that I can use? Simple stuff like some type of plaster of some sort?
    • Susann Campbell
      on Aug 25, 2017

      I think that if you had enough lace then you could just brush on fabric glue on the surface, put on the lace and brush on top of the lace with more fabric glue, work from the middle out so wrinkles won't be a problem. Let dry for twelve hours and then paint what ever color you want. I have worked with fabric glue for some time now but not what this person did that was an inspiration to us all.
      I am going to do what I told you, I have a lot of lace and now I have many projects lined up just from this .
    • Elisa Martinez
      on Aug 25, 2017

      Thanks Susann for getting back to me!
  • Sharon
    on Sep 21, 2017

    Do you use cloth doily or the plastic doily?
  • Denise Clairmont
    on Oct 11, 2017

    Could you do this on glass?
  • Jane Johnson
    on Oct 31, 2017

    What is that catchy tune being played with the video? I really like it!
  • C
    on Mar 25, 2018

    Would it be possible to use this Wood Icing & lace on a whole wall? I'm not sure if that isn't too big a project but I would love to see it in either a bathroom or bedroom.

  • Claudia Groenevelt
    on May 14, 2018

    Hi, can you ise this to paint vinyl flooring? Looks great! Claudia

  • Tammy
    on May 19, 2018

    I there something not store bought u can make yourself for the wood icing? Just thinking . . .

    • Raeanne Ederle
      on May 30, 2018

      Tammy I was thinking the same thing. But although this is store bought, perhaps wood filler, no more gaps (it's cheap and you can paint it.

    • Baba
      on Jun 28, 2018

      Joint compound is something you can use also..... I think this product is stronger or more durable

    • Har33747246
      on Jul 6, 2018

      Bob is right and so is Raeanne. There's actually a wood compound I use. Goes on hot pink and dries like wood to paint over or sand. Its from Walmart. I find them easy to work with and CHEAP.

    • Lissa
      on Jul 11, 2018

      Do you thin it with water?

    • Kiturah Humphrey
      on Jul 16, 2018

      I just used thick gesso with a stencil, not so complex but it did give a nice raised (slightly raised) pattern.

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      on Aug 28, 2018


  • Barb C
    on May 20, 2018

    Love this. Do you need to stick the lace down with any fixative? It doesn't wrinkle or stretch as you spread the textura?

  • Gene R Petro
    on May 22, 2018

    Is the finished project weather proof ? If so, how long to cure?

  • Nell
    on Sep 8, 2018

    Can you used this on glass

  • Philomena Sherry
    on Oct 19, 2018

    Can you tell me ,what is wood icing please ?

  • DuWayne Brayton
    on Nov 14, 2018

    Is wood icing durable enough for gilding?

  • Cwhenson
    on Nov 14, 2018

    Could you do this technique in an entire room? On an accent wall?

    • Rick Kale
      on Nov 25, 2018

      It can be but make sure you are in it for the long hall, and are committed to doing a whole room!! I suggest pick one wall as an accent wall!! Try it out first see how long it takes you, see if you like It (very important), see if you are comfortable with it!! A whole room done in this technique could be over kill and it not as easy to change as as paint a new color!!!

  • Jeanette S
    on Nov 15, 2018

    Could this "icing" be used to make the old fashioned plaster type borders that were used centuries ago to accent around the ceiling molding...or is it to fragile?

    • Rick Kale
      on Nov 25, 2018

      It most definitely can be done on a ceiling, personally I suggest to practice on similar surface to the ceiling you intend on applying this technique... if in an older home, be aware of what’s on the ceiling! Many homes from centuries ago put wallpaper on ceilings to conceal cracks in the plaster.... that being said, this technique you will be putting a wet product over the paper which could loosen due to the moisture... just be aware of what you are working with!!!

    • Mary
      on Jan 4, 2019

      Yes it will! But before surface can take the dampness and practice practice practice!

    • Jeanette S
      on Jan 4, 2019

      Good advice...dampness can present problems as the wallboard surface paper could become detached!

  • Bonnie
    on Nov 24, 2018

    Can the “icing” be tinted

    • Rick Kale
      on Nov 25, 2018

      It can be best if a heavier artist pigment is used over tinting it with regular paint, which may cause the product to get to thin thus loosing its integrity.... the icing also can be glazed after it has dried!! This creates a beautiful effect reminiscent to Venicean plaster!

    • FairyBug
      on Jan 7, 2019

      How would glazed look? Anyone have any pics?

  • Janise Janise
    on Jan 3, 2019

    Will this work as well in damp atmosphere like bathrooms or on a house boat?

  • Jeannette Cluck
    on Jan 26, 2019

    Can wood icing be tinted with food color? I've added food coloring to indoor paint to get the color I desired

  • Sandy Bledsoe
    on Feb 12, 2019

    I have an entire wall that the previous owners tore pieces of wallpaper and glued them to the wall. It would be very time consuming trying to take all the pieces off. Would the Wood Icing Textura Paste work using lace as was shown to cover the whole wall?

    • Cathy Hays
      on Jun 4, 2019

      Yes! I did a texture wall to my bathroom. It basically works the same way a stencil would. In fact if you do not want to use lace you can use stencils instead if you wish. I do all kinds of different finishes. Have fun!

  • Saira Khurram
    on May 20, 2019

    Can we make wood icing texture paste at home?

    • Cynthia
      on Jun 3, 2019

      Im sure you could use either wood putty or caulk.

  • Dorene
    on Jul 27, 2019

    Can wood icing be used on dry wall?

  • Frhendy
    on Aug 3, 2019

    How to make the icing pasta insread of buy it?


  • Melanie Haugen
    on Sep 15, 2019

    I want to do this on my kitchen uppers only, cabinet doors and drawers, door have to paint over it? Or could I just clear coat for protection?

    • Lady Coyote
      on Jan 10, 2020

      I would worry how hard it would be to clean in a kitchen. Let me know how it works out for you.

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  • Kathy Keck
    on Nov 16, 2019

    I have done a similar technique using ordinary spackle (which I think you could easily tint with food color or paint). You can make great embellishments using stencils, too. You must paint over or seal the spackle as it can be re-wetted and removed if it's not sealed somehow. Which might be a good thing if you want to remove it at some point. Here is a photo of a design I did, using a stencil, in my bathroom. It has been in the bathroom for over 14 years, with no compromise of the design.

  • Kathy Keck
    on Jan 3, 2020

    It was just an ordinary 6" stencil with ivy design from AC Moore, or Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You wouldn't think the thinness of the stencil would have such a great raised effect, but it's just enough.

    Here is step by step if you want to try this:

    1. You just set the stencil in place (hold with your fingers, firmly, along the edges, or use painters tape to hold in place if you're doing a large stencil. Be sure to keep the stencil as flush with the wall as possible.
    2. I used a dry foam brush to spread /dab the spackling. You want it to be like you're frosting a cake, just spread it over the whole stencil. A spackling tool works well, too.
    3. When all of stencil is filled in with spackling, lift the stencil off right away, pulling from one end to the other.
    4. Then rinse and dry stencil off for next section (so you don't get over lap of spackling from underneath on the wall around your next section).

    Since I was doing a continuous ivy vine, I did one section, skipped a section, did the next one below, repeat. When the first sections were dry, I went in-between the unfinished area/section and filled in. It really dries relatively quickly (about 20 minutes?).

    When all was completely dry I used acrylic paints to add the green to the leaves and vine detailing.

    Be careful not to water down your paint too much (if at all), or the spackling will get mushy/wet, again. The nice thing about that, though, is, if you aren't happy with how it turns out/ or want to take it off, all you have to do is wet it, and wipe it off.

    I used ordinary spackling for drywalling. Cheap and easy and a little goes a long way :)

    Sorry for the long answer to your simple question :)

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