We are often asked here at MudPaint Studios if it’s possible to paint walls with MudPaint. The short answer is “Yes”! We’ve had loads of customers paint walls and even ceilings and have some great testimonials on their experience. MudPaint IS a unique paint, however, so there are two suggestions we have for folks. Read ahead – and watch this video – for more!
First, MudPaint is thicker, richer and creamier than just about any other paint out there – so, it’s important to go slowly – a little goes along way! Also, it may be advisable to slightly thin out the MudPaint with just a touch of water. But, again, go slowly! Particularly if applying paint to walls in a colder climate, it may help to slowly thin out the colors with just a touch of tap water – applying 5% or so at each time. Try to never add more than 10% of the overall mixture of water.
Secondly, as a reminder, we’ve designed MudPaint to finish with that truly Matte finish. So, just as in our other applications, it will end with a matte – not eggshell, and certainly not glossy! – finish. This is just what some customers are after! Or, if looking for a slightly more polished finish, we’ve had customers apply two coats of our Clear Coat to give it JUST a touch of shine and sheen.
“This is vintage “grass paper” that I recently used MudPaint Burgundy Wine on. It’s lovely how it covered up 200 years of bad choices in paint and color. 🙂 It’s a historical home, here is the library. I did the whole thing with a one inch MudPaint brush… Oh ya … and less than 2 quarts of MudPaint!” – Robin Burpee, Mendon, MI
Finally, we are also often asked if you can use MudPaint with a roller or even a sprayer. Again, here, the answer is “Yes”! While this application was completed with just one of our Natural Bristle Brushes, we have had some great success with customers again thinning the paint with just 5% or so of water to the MudPaint.