Patent Number: 6,251,480

Title: Decorative surface treatment apparatus and method

Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a decorative treatment giving the illusion of depth to a surface, where the apparatus has a paint applicator roller and a roller cover. The roller cover has at least one raised foam pattern that is sized, shaped and positioned to substantially circumscribe the roller cover and create clearly defined edges along its periphery and a gap between adjacent edges of the foam pattern. The method including loading at least one coating onto the roller cover, the coating having at least one different visually perceptible characteristic than a finish of the surface to be coated, and applying the coating to the surface by moving the handle in a plurality of generally linear discrete motions. The decorative treatment resulting from the effect of a plurality of partially overlapping, semi-random pattern images formed on the surface by the coating applied to the surface using the raised foam pattern.

Inventors: Jackson; Susan A. (Plymouth, MN)

Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation

International Classification: B05C 17/02 (20060101); B05D 001/28 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018