Soft & Subtle Texture with Depth Paint Recipe

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This is a lovely soft and subtle textured finish that adds depth to a simple piece.

For this paint recipe, we walk you through how to create a soft and subtle textured finish.

This technique works well with the soft colours. Try Pebble on the base with Fresco coloured wax; or, Verdant on the base with Stonebreaker coloured wax.

What you will need:

  • Yorkshire Stone Chalk Paint
  • Fresco Chalk Paint
  • Clear Wax
  • Natural Bristle Brush
  • Pro-Hybrid Synthetic Brush
  • Optional: Gold or Silver Gilding Wax

1 - Paint in Yorkshire Stone chalk paint using the round synthetic brush. Add 5% water and paint in large crosses to create subtle texture.

2 - Add 7-10% water to the paint for the second coat and paint to achieve full coverage.

3 - Make a coloured wax using Fresco chalk paint and Clear wax, using a 1:1 ratio. Brush on with a natural bristle brush and wipe off excess with a rag.


4 - Optional: Detail the edges with Gold or Silver gilding wax, using either a finger or a detail brush.


  • Click here for a printable PDF with the instructions on the back.