Category:Rough Glass Bead Texture


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Proceed® Rough Glass Bead Texture is a trowelable acrylic texture medium that is used to create contemporary accents, highlights and embellishments.

For the technical overview please view the Application Guide



  • Rough Glass Bead Texture (RGBT) is a textural, reflective topcoat made with real glass beads.
  • RGBT is meant to be a single layer, decorative top coat and is designed to be fast drying.
  • Applying thick layers or multiple thin layers will result in a frosted appearance unless tinted. Why? Water in the acrylic will remain trapped between multiple layers of glass and will not clear up.

How is Rough Glass Bead Texture different from GOLDEN Glass Bead Gel?

Proceed Rough Glass Bead Texture is made with a more durable and less flexible acrylic than the Golden Glass Bead Gel, making it a little easier to work with stencils and more appropriate for the decorative finishing market. The Rough Glass Bead Texture has an increased load of glass beads of multiple sizes with some recycled glass content and is priced for the decorative market.

Rough Glass Bead Texture is not removable

It will be nearly impossible to sand the Rough Glass Bead Texture once it has been applied. Plan ahead and either apply the finish to wallpaper liner or advise the clients that it will be necessary to skim over the finish with joint compound and resurface the wall in the future.

If the Rough Glass Bead Texture has been excessively thinned with water or glaze reducing the "gel texture's" ability to hold onto the beads, the Glass Beads may come off after drying with some force. This may or may not be desirable.

How do I apply Rough Glass Bead Texture?

To create a 100% covered finish:

Trowel = mix with Smooth Transparent Glazing Texture and Full Bodied Glaze and Matting Additive, see pics

For an all over uniformly, uneven look, apply the RGB texture using a Wooster Polar Bear Roller Cover if you use it to "place" the beads rather than rolling the beads on as if they were paint. When you roll the beads they spatter and it gets messy.

You can apply the beads with a brush - that's the cleanest and most economical way.

Scatches in the wet surface caused by the glass beads are avoided by using short, light trowel strokes or by mixing Rough Glass Bead Texture at a ratio of approximately 1:1 with Smooth Transparent Glazing Texture.

How do I tint Rough Glass Bead Texture?

May be tinted with Proceed Pigment Dispersions (transparent pigments are recommended), or Proceed Slow drying fluid acrylics and Proceed Metallic Mediums. Additions of more than 10% of Fluid Acrylics or Metallic Mediums will lower application viscosity.

Can be tinted with water based products. Tinting with opaque colors, especially house paints, or at a high ratio will reduce some of the reflectance. See How to Tint the Proceed Products for more information.

Color advice:

Apply straight out of the bucket over cooler tones. The Glass Beads themselves have the most "neutral" color Golden could find but due to the nature of light reflectance, the beads have a blue or cool cast.

When Rough Glass Bead Texture is applied over red or warmer tones, the result is a frosty appearance on the off angle.

We advise to tint the Rough Glass Bead Texture with a touch of the underlying color or a warm color to off-set the cool reflectance.

Flame Spread Rating

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. has not performed testing to assign a rate of flame spread for Golden water-based acrylic paints and mediums. However, given their formulation, our water-based products would be expected to perform similarly to typical latex house paints in regard to their ability to support combustion.

What to Avoid

Applying thick layers or multiple thin layers will result in a frosted appearance unless tinted. Why? Water in the acrylic will remain trapped between multiple layers of glass and will not clear up.

Don't allow your product to freeze.

Applicator's Experiences & Project Gallery

Note to Proceed Team - this is to be uploaded by Lori/lab team: Mark Tillman, Roxanne Rathert, Kathy Carroll

Unique Uses


66 sq. ft/gallon when applied as a thin, monolayer.

Coverage will vary depending on your application technique. See Coverage Calculation to determine how you can plan what you'll need on a job site.

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