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Tile Floor Makeover

Imagine, NO demolition and NO mess! Most people are totally surprised when I tell them that I can paint over tile. But there are a few things you should know before you get started.

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This was the existing floor. The design was not centered to the elevator door, and it just threw the entire room off. So instead of drilling out the tile and creating a huge mess, my client called me to work my magic with paint.

 

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This was the pattern we selected from Royal Design Studio. The reason we picked this one was, there were no lines that would make your eye follow a pattern. It had a nice even flow.

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Step 1

Tape off the floorboards with blue tape and brown paper

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Step 2

Step #2: Use an electric Sander and sand floor with 150 grit sandpaper.

This will give it what they call “tooth” basically it helps make the primer stick.

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Step 3

Clean floor with TSP. Make sure you remove all the dust.

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Step 4

Prime the floor with 2 coats Stik Primer.

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Step 5

Paint 2 coats satin paint. (This is Benzamine Moore American White)

Use whatever color you want.

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I like working on the large section first and then doing the sides. The stencil used on this floor was Spanish Lace Scallop. The stencil color Benjamin Moore Stormy Monday.

Step 5

Stencil. Watch this video for instructions on how to stencil and line up the pattern.

Step 6

Lastly, seal it with 3 coats of Polycrylic clear coat

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I bet you’ll think twice before you rip out your tile floors. This tile floor makeover saved a lot of money. This floor only cost $85 to refinish.

 

If you loved that painted tile floor makeover — I have a similar project to share with you — painted concrete! See that painted floor project here.

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