Repainting stucco kitchen wall paint

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I have some ugly stucco painted kitchen walls. I want to paint them Tuscan style. Help save my ugly kitchen. It's white now
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  • M. M.. M. M.. on Mar 01, 2018
    Have you considered painting the walls a warmer color, not too strong, perhaps a light yellow,then washing over the paint with a couple of slightly stronger glazes,translucent coats of golden yellow or light coral? I always remember Frances Mayes' description of her Tuscan house with its layers of colors looking like a melted box of crayons in the golden sunlight. Then the texture of the walls would work for you,looking very authentic!
  • Bonnie Bonnie on Mar 01, 2018
    Stucco can be painted but you have to take some special considerations. Here's a link that describes the process: https://www.builddirect.com/learning-center/home-improvement-info/how-to-paint-textured-walls-interior-painting-tips/
    Here's another link for how to get the uneven painted look of Tuscan-style walls:
  • Em Em on Mar 01, 2018
    do a trial on a large piece of scrap plywood. I did my hallway with spackling or joint compound you get a 4-5 inch blade putty knife and scoop some spackling out of the bucket just so it will cover about an inch of your blade and randomly pull across your wall. Every time your blade is emptied, do it again going in all directions. Do not smooth. Don't go over your long swipes unless you have a blob or too much. Let your spackling create long raised areas that are about 10 to 12 inch swipes, diagonal, left to right. No right or wrong way. This gives a super textures to the walls. Let dry for a day or two and paint. This gives shadows and textures that look so great. You get into a rhythm when you are doing it. Pretend you are making random X's until you cover the whole wall with a light coat.
    • Sharon Walker Sharon Walker on Mar 01, 2018
      I did all my walls in my new house this way 9 years ago. Then spray painted off white. Next I rubbed golden oak wood stain over small areas and dabbed with a Walmart bag. This was done in my son’s house in Dallas, and he told how it was done. My walls are gorgeous and everyone who sees them loves them. Every color and pattern I put with them looks fantastic.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Mar 01, 2018
    I love faux finishing. For a leather look and as a helpful hint, paint the walls with satin or semi gloss paint in first. Start with an orange color (trust me). Once dry, using a sponge roller, roll on a 4x4 section of Mocha Glaze and gently pat off excess with a rolled up ball of Cheesecloth.....be sure to do the 'edges' first to soften the lines. Continue applying the mocha glaze with a roller but do not overlap the edges, just roll up to, then repeat with the cheesecloth. (turn the cheesecloth inside out as you go but have several pieces prepared for the process. I love this method, it sounds difficult but it really isn't. You could choose the sea sponge method: apply glaze with a sea sponge, rinse sponge often. Practice on poster board until you are comfortable with your design. OR you could do a Color wash using a large color wash brush & mocha glaze in an X pattern. Remember the texture of the wall will give you highlights and a wonderful pattern. Let dry. It always looks great the next day! Have fun, it's only paint.
  • Esther Esther on Mar 01, 2018
    I think I have the same type of walls; "orange peel texture." I wouldn't add more texture; instead go the route of color washing & build up layers of color. Did that in our master bedroom/bath, in a Tuscan design. It's beautiful, but after 13 years, definitely time for a change. Good luck, & enjoy your "new" space!
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