I am a professional artist, decorative painting, faux finisher and I have used the RL River Rock paint and had very good results although I never use his paint unless requested by client. It is overpriced like most of the special faux paint products. All these special finishes can be achieved with regular paint mixed with waterbased polyurethane, water, sand, etc. Most of these types of finishes need to be applies with good rags, not with rollers, brushes, sponges. The River Rock works best when applied with a rag and just needs one coat and will cover a multitude of problems. The down side is all the sand at the end of the job. Its not usually the paint but the method of application. I work with a partner because most are easier with 2 people. It seems like an simple job to apply paint but it actually takes some skill and lots of practice. If it was so easy I wouldn't have so many jobs. It took me 2 gallons to do 1000 sf. room.