Friday, November 11, 2011

Painting on Tiles

Painting over tile is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to get who whole new look for an unappealing space. However, before you start, make sure this is your only option. Painted tile can be hard to clean, you cannot scrub it, and you definitely do not want to use it in wet, busy spaces.

How to paint tile:

  1. Clean tile thoroughly, let dry.
  2. Use painters tape around borders for crisp lines

    3.  Paint a good primer (ask your local home improvement store for recommendations) on the tiles with a clean brush. Make sure you use straight, even strokes - dry primer according to directions, normally 38 hours.
    4.  Next use a latex based paint for the main color. Again make straight even strokes. Let paint dry.
    5.  You can finish off with a urethane. Use even strokes to coat everything you painted - let dry. 

Try painting your own design for an accent in your home that would be one-of-a-kind.

This painting technique should not be used on floors or any areas with heavy traffic. 

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