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How to Paint Old Outdated Tile to Look Fresh and New

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How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com 

If you have outdated tile in your bathroom, kitchen, laundry room, porch, or anywhere in your home, and you want to update it without the demolition, you’re going to love this post.  I’m going to teach you how the professionals transform old tile to look fresh and new.

How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

This is the old tile on my porch. It was still in good condition, but the style and color were outdated. So, instead of ripping it out it was more cost effective to paint it.

How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

The first step is to use a sander and sand the tile with 60 grit sandpaper. This step is important. Sanding the tile gives the tile (tooth) so that the primer will stick.

After sanding the floor, clean it with TSP.

How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Next, prime the floor with an oil-based primer. It’s best to apply two coats. Make sure you don’t paint yourself into a corner. Let dry 4-6 hours.

How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Paint the floor with two coats of floor paint. Let it dry over-night. This can be any color you choose.

How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

There are many different stencil designs to choose from. Make sure you order the correct size. Measure your tile before ordering the stencil. You will also need a stencil brush.

How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

Tape the stencil to the tile. You can use just about any paint for the stenciling. I would suggest a flat or matte-type paint. Latex or acrylic.  Go here to learn how to stencil the correct way.

How to paint old outdated tile to look fresh and new by @Cheryl Phan - ArtzyFartzyCreations.com

For the last step, you need to apply 3-4 coats of sealer. This will protect the floor from everyday use. Let each coat dry per manufacturer instructions.

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Check this out. A beautiful new floor. Without the demolition, mess, and expense.

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