How Do You Mix Sand Into Paint?

To mix sand into paint, pour 2 cups of paint into a bucket, and add 3/4 cup of brick or play sand. Avoid sand gathered on the beach or sand intended for use in making concrete. Stir the mixture well with a paint stirrer.

  1. Pour 2 cups of paint into a small bucket

    When adding sand for texture or friction, first paint the surface with plain paint, and let it dry. Then pour 2 cups of the same paint into a bucket. Choose the right formula paint for the location of the item.

  2. Add 3/4 cup of fine sand to the paint

    Pour 3/4 cup of play or brick sand into the bucket with the paint. Do not add concrete sand, which is very coarse, or sand gathered outdoors, which is likely to contain dirt and contaminates.

  3. Stir the paint-sand mixture well

    Use a paint stirrer to combine the paint and sand thoroughly.

  4. Apply the paint-sand mixture to the surface

    Paint the mixture evenly onto the surface where friction or texture is needed. Let it dry completely.

  5. Add a top coat of paint

    Finish the surface up with a top coat of plain paint. This holds the sand firmly in place and protects against wear.