DIY Stone Textured Paint

I love the look of stone pottery. Don't you? It has that expensive, quality feel and look. This is a budget friendly way to get that look.
Today I am sharing with you, something that I discovered over 10 years ago. I have used it several times for different projects, but just recently decided to do some new projects.
You can make plastic, wood, glass and other objects look like stone pottery. So pretty.
You are saying, enough already......what is it? ok, ok.. it is Stone Texture Paint.....yes.....stone paint...spray paint to be exact.
I have been wanting to restyle a couple of large 15" pots, so I thought this would be just the look I was wanting.
There are some tips and tricks that I want to share with you, and you to will get amazing results. Amazon offers the *Rust-Oleum 7223830 Textured Spray, Sandstone, 12-Ounce for around $10.60. It comes in 4 different colors.
So let's get to it.
NOTE: This project needs to be done outside or in a well ventilated room. This stuff is very strong.
1. Make sure your pot or object is clean and dust free.
2. I was using the light-colored SandStone color of texture paint. To get really good coverage I first painted the pot white with flat latex paint. I let it dry for about 15 minutes
3. Now its time for the stone spray paint. Shake can for about one minute (very important).
4. Spray holding can about 10 inches from your object. Spray in sweeping motion. Apply very light coat. It's best to layer this paint in 2 or 3 sprays.
5. I sprayed this pot with 3 light coats. Letting each coat dry about 30 minutes between coats.
The pot will need to dry overnight before it is ready to be handled and several days to really cure. If it is humid weather it will take a few days longer than normal for the paint to dry completely.
This is what I started with...................................This is the finished look!
The paint dries to a hard stone finish. You can make any pot, vase or other object look like it is stone. So many possibilities don't you think? Have you used this type of paint on a project?
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  • Judy Judy on Aug 15, 2015
    When this first came out in early 1990, my husband painted our "princess phone" to match a bathroom. Said he was tired of having to run to answer the phone. Problem solved, since now we have phones in each bathroom.
  • Kasey Ripley Kasey Ripley on Oct 07, 2018

    I'm in the process of building a fake fireplace and fire for our livingroom. If you like i can put up step by step pictures. I plan on using the stone paint top paint the "bricks" on the fireplace.