Textured paint rollers can give walls, ceilings and furniture a one-of-a-kind artistic design. Various types of textured paint rollers are available, each providing a different effect. Before attempting a project with a textured roller, practice first.

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Sponge/Foam Paint Roller

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Sponge/foam paint rollers create an effect similar to sponge painting. The bubbles and divots within the sponge result in a paint texture that is deep in some areas and light in others. A darker and more intricate scheme can be achieved by applying a second coat of paint with a sponge/foam roller once the first coat has dried.

Fabric Paint Roller

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Fabric paint rollers consist of fabric bunched in a specific way to create unusual paint textures. A wide variety of fabrics are used to create fabric paint rollers, each creating a different pattern. The paint texture is also influenced by the way the fabric is bunched and attached to the roller.

Stippling Paint Roller

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Stippling paint rollers consist of strong and firm fibers. Unlike standards paint rollers, the fibers on a stippling paint roller do not bend down when wet or heavy with paint. Some are even made with tough, low-pile carpet material. For the best results, stippling paint rollers should be used with a thick, oil based paint.

Stencil Paint Roller

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Stencil paint rollers come in a wide variety of styles. They consist of a raised design, such as a flower, that is transferred onto a wall with paint. They can be used on an entire wall to create a wallpaper effect or used as a border or on furniture to create a stencil design.