Learn How to Stencil Floor Tiles Easily!


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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that we may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase something from a link we post (including links to amazon.com because we are part of the Amazon Services LLC Associates program.) Don’t worry, it won’t. It cost you anything. We’re so excited to welcome our guest, Angela Rose, who is here to show us how to easily stencil floor tiles – have you ever thought to try something like this? Angela shares her cool home projects on instagramangelarosehome, so stay tuned and see more amazing ideas! Do you have plain boring tiles on floors, fireplaces, backsplashes or stairs? And so did I … and I decided I was tired of waiting and saving for a major makeover, and I wanted to do something about it. So, for under $ 100, I made my own bathroom tile floor, and I love how it looks! You can totally do that too, and I’ll give you every detail so we can ditch the lame beige tiles forever! To order a stencil, you first need to stencil the tiles. I used this AMIRA stencil from Dizzy Duck Designs UK etsy store. They have lots of cute patterns to choose from, and you can even special order them to have them cut the exact size of your tiles. Make sure your tiles measure exactly (up to 1/16 of an inch)! To visualize the colors and the combination I wanted to use, I tested different options on spare tiles (you can also use cardboard). SURFACE PREP Tile preparation is very important for the paint to stick, so don’t skip this step! I thoroughly cleaned my tiles, used a liquid polish remover, and also sanded them with 120 grit to remove the shine and a bit rough. For floors, you can also use Zinsser 1 2 3 Primer for more durability. Next, I took the blue painters tape and recorded everything. And now you are ready to draw! Tip: You can use a hair dryer like a small leaf blower to get rid of small debris on your floors to keep it clean. Painting your tiles Start by painting your tiles with the base color (I used Rustolem chalk paint in an old gray). I used a good quality paintbrush and only needed 1 coat, but you can do more if needed. Let it dry completely. Now here comes the fun part! Attach the stencil to painters tape and use a high-quality foam roller to roll onto thin coats. Wrap the excess paint on a paper towel. this is important! Dense application will bleed under the stencil, while thin coats will form nice clean lines. I applied two coats of Rustoleum Chalked paint in white linen for the parts drawn. Tip: Between coats, you can use a hair dryer on a cold setting to speed up the drying process. Buying 2 stencils will also help speed up the process. Transfer the stencil to different squares making sure not to interfere with any wet parts. Once you are done with all of the squares, move on to the edges and tricky areas. This is where you get a little creative! To get these spaces, I folded the stencil against the walls, cut the stencil down to fit smaller spaces, and also used painter’s tape to do places where I couldn’t place the stencil. Finally, I took a small paintbrush and touched all the edges and places where it wasn’t perfect. A little time consuming, but totally worth it (I was also glad I really cleaned my toilet because I was up close and personally with it!). Sealing your tiles Sealing tiles is easy! I applied 4 coats of polycrystalline satin with a high quality paintbrush (with light sanding between coats). Treat your polished tiles and that’s it! A perfect solution to renovate this boring tile, and an affordable way to get a custom tile look without the custom tile price tag. Here is the supply list and the cost breakdown for the project: Thank you for checking out this fun project with me! Angela is an avid and venture addicting deer. She loves tools, wood walkway, and interior design. She has been building furniture and improving her homes for 10 years. She is also a mother of three with a degree in Communications and Business. To see more Angela’s home projects, find her on Instagram at @ Angelarosehome.


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