Kimberly Shadoff says, “We didn’t have it in the budget to change out the icky vinyl flooring in our master bath, so I got crafty and stenciled right over that bad boy!! With Chalk Paint® and a beautiful stencil from Royal Design Studio I’m now in love with these floors!” That’s right ladies and gentlemen! That’s a VINYL floor! But who would have even known? Our Lisboa Tile Stencil makes any floor look ravishing and it’s pretty easy to do too!
Semigloss Design loves home improvement projects that are inexpensive and simple. She updated her bathroom but the ugly vinyl tiles seemed to be even more pronounced after the makeover. They had to go, so she used our Cadiz Tile Stencil to pretty up her floor and to make the vinyl look like expensive cement tiles.
SG Style was looking for a fix for the linoleum floor in her kitchen using the Lisboa Tile Stencil. "We had worked so hard to make the rest of the space pretty and the builder basic linoleum sheeting was a total buzz kill. What I didn't have was the thousands of dollars it was going to cost to completely redo the floors so I turned to DIY to help me give them a face lift. I knew Royal Design Studio wasn't only going to be a good place for a quality stencil, but would also be a great place for tutorials and tips to help me get the project done right." She's right - we're here to help and inspire!
Jenda didn’t want to spend a lot of effort and money on her kids’ bathroom so she decided to paint over the vinyl floor tiles. She used our Endless Moorish Circles Moroccan Craft Stencil in a checkerboard effect… she says, “I am beyond excited with how it turned out. It is now filled with character and I am jealous that it is nicer than my master bath!”
With just a flick of her magic wand (our 3” Royal Stencil Brush!), Sophie was able to give her bathroom a personality. The Get Ziggy With It Stencil is a modern take on the classic herringbone pattern and looks beautiful painted onto a vinyl floor!
Creative customer Debi Maerz used our Lisboa Tile Stencil over a bath linoleum floor in a striking black and white scheme. It’s a wonderful allover pattern for flooring, rugs, and floorcloths and you can easily use several colors to make the different design elements pop, too!
Sometimes we all get busy as a bee and overlook our undecorated rooms (like the bathroom!), but with our French Bee Trellis Stencil, you can makeover a vinyl floor with ease. What do you think of Patina Home & Garden’s buzz-worthy floor makeover?
It looks like a LOT of homes still have those ugly vinyl floors, but don’t worry if you have one too! Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, Floor Lacquer Sealant, and our Casablanca Trellis Stencil can make it look like you ripped out that vinyl and put in new flooring. Look how Studio 184’s floor makeover turned out!
Here’s our PRO tip for stenciling and painting old vinyl flooring that will last….
- Clean the floor well by scrubbing with a soft, gritty cleanser and rinse thoroughly. This will effectively create some “tooth” for the surface to accept paint.
- Prime the vinyl with a coat or two of Kilz, Zinger Bullseye 123, or a similar bonding primer for shiny or hard to paint surfaces.
- After painting and stenciling in the colors and patterns you love, seal the floor with 2 coats of a water-based urethane floor finish.
Do you have a floor stencil project in the works? We’d love to see more on the floor and love to share your beautiful stencil projects with our readers! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or Instagram your Royal Design Studio stencil projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio.
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