I’ve told you about having removed a too-small mantel from a fireplace wall, and how I intend to paint said wall. Maybe I’ve not shared other thoughts, however, like how I do not want to brick the wall (like the other fireplace – in the rumpus room), nor do I want to add a just-right mantel. I’m thinking simpler is better in the living room, and that fireplace doesn’t need any adornment.


But! It has occurred to me that a little texture might be nice. Because of all the art in the room (and therefore color), I don’t think painting the wall an accent color (different from the surrounding walls) is in order. No, I’d like the color to be the same as the rest of the room. And because the wall is right up against the fireplace opening – a working fireplace, I might add – I can’t get too crazy, as fire codes simply don’t allow it. Which brings me back to texture. And in particular, texture that can be painted. Something subtle, maybe. Subdued.


I know there are tons of products out there, tons of methods. My question is this: Have you used a texture product/application process, and would you recommend it? This will be my first time trying to add texture to a wall, so I’m interested in any advice you can give.


I thank you in advance.

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