Actually no, it is a very tough paint. Think of it as two layers of paint. Its not like the stuff you buy at wal mart or k-mart for home use that has a rough texture. Its basically exactly like it said a coat of base with "spatters" of other colors. you could do the same thing with any type of paint. If your old enought to remember spiderwebbing that was the same basic idea, but instead of "splattering" the paint a thick consistency of paint was spit out through a spray gun. Its as durable as any other painted surface.