Adding Sand to Proceed Textures

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Sometimes you just need a bit more grit! The Proceed textures are designed to provide the maximum amount of flexibility for the user. Leaving rough materials out of the textures at the factory allows you to obtain a full spectrum of options on your own. Adding sand to some of the textures allows you to match products that already exist in the marketplace or make new ones that have never been thought of.

Stucco

The word stucco is a term that is used to describe different things for different people but mostly it refers to a heavy sand based plaster. Emotionally the main physical property most people think of when they use the term is silica sand in most stuccos. Many decorative plasters immitate stucco and so can you with the Proceed materials and save money at the same time.

To make a Stucco like material you can add 70 mesh silica sand, acquired at any pottery supply store, to the rough regular texture 1:1. This will make the texture harder and grittier to resemble a more industrial plaster.

This mixture is a translucent mixture that you can tint fairly dark or with the addition of white dispersion it can resemble products like Faux Effects "Plastertex" or Addicolor's "Stone FX"

Rough Metallic Stucco

If you add silica sand to the Smooth Transparent Glazing Texture you can have a clear enough base that you can tint it with metallic mediums and make a "metallic stucco"


Saving money

When adding silica sand to any of the textures you are saving money. A 25 lb bag of 70 mesh silica sand costs about $7 and equals about 3 gallons of material by volume. This means if you add 1:1 sand to texture you are decreasing your per bucket cost by almost half. In other words nixing sand at this ration makes a gallon of material cost around $25.

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