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What is Pixie Texture? How to you use it?

What is Pixie Texture? How to you use it?

Pixie Texture is a salt based powder that is used to add to everyday paints to give the paint thickness, texture, and dimension.  Many popular texture products found are hard to use, expensive and, over time, the looks became dated. They are often classified as "highly toxic". Highly toxic is not something that we want in our homes. We believe in creating products that are safe, natural, non-toxic and maintaining affordability. 

When sitting down with our Creative Director (Maria Revollo) this past summer her instructions for us were to figure out how to make a product that was durable for her infamous kitchen and bedroom makeovers so she could create amazing designs that are unique and again affordable, but first and foremost SAFE!(look her up- she is amazing!) Pixie Texture dries "Rock Solid”.  It contains NO PLASTER OF PARIS, NO GROUT, or any other harmful products.  It is also compliant with California Prop 65. 

How do you use Pixie Texture? (Roller Method)For the most part the mixture is 1 part powder to 1 part paint.  The mixture should look like brownie batter. It should not be smooth, having some small lumps and bumps in it.

Step One: Select your project (cabinets, doors, tables, headboards, the options are endless) and pick your paint color. You can use any paint you want from a flat to a high gloss, to chalk paints.  Make sure you take note of how thick your paint is to start with.  Mineral based paints, high gloss paints, and those with primer additives tend to be thick to start with.  DO NOT THIN YOUR PAINT WITH WATER. 

Step Two: Mix your paint and texture powder (Only mix what you need and mix as your go, as you will not be able to save your paint mixture. It will dry within a few hours to a hard clumpy mess).  We suggest mixing 1 cup of paint to 1 cup of powder and work from there.

Step Three: When you feel you have the right thickness, apply the brownie batter like paint to your project. YES- paint it on!

Step Four: Grab your textured paint roller.  Make sure your roller is clean & free of lint. If your roller gets sticky (sometimes the new ones don't roll right until they are broken in), spray the roller with Pam baking spray to get it moving correctly. Pay attention to the detail on your roller.  Once your project has texture paint on it, slowly roll your design on. If you mess up, smooth it out with the paint brush and do it again. Texture paint will dry fairly fast (in about 20-30 minutes.)

Step 5: After your textured design dries, you will need to finish it.  You can:

1) Take some paint (NO TEXTURE) and give it another coat 

2) You could do some blending,

3) You can add some metallic paint like I did below!

This is just a few ideas…The options are endless!



Step 6: Do I need to seal the piece?  Yes and no! That all depends on the type of paint you are using.  The higher gloss of paint the less likely you will have to seal.  If you are a wax user, we recommend that you try a polycrylic (water base sealant) to protect your piece. Due to the oil in waxes, the texture is not an ideal application for wax finishes. 

DIY Video/ Tutorial can be found at