Painting over/patching Ralph Lauren Linen textured paint?

adh673July 5, 2011

In my kids bathroom I did a medium denim color Ralph Lauren linen (textured) paint several years ago, I really like its sort of beachy feeling in there.

However, I now need to update the light fixture- one of those old bar "hollywood" looking things, and I dont know what to do about this paint. I dont even remember the color I used anymore but I dont think I have any hope of matching the linen weave to fill in the areas that will now be uncovered when I remove this light bar. I might be stuck repainting the entire bathroom, but if so, How does one repaint over this texture?

Any advice??

I also am going to paint the oak vanity cabinets so if anyone has advice on that too. I would replace it but with another baby on the way, I think it makes sense to keep the super low height for a while longer. I'm hoping paint will make it less ugly for now!

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Can you make an ornamental band or panel of paint that covers the area that isn't textured? Or frame around the new light with some molding and paint the inside of the framed area a solid color?

As for the oak vanity: Gel stain from General finishes can make them into nice dark "pottery barn" looking things with a minimum of work.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gel stain

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