Tips for Painting Bathroom Tile with Floor Stencils

Tips for Painting Bathroom Tile with Floor Stencils

Have you ever walked into a room in your house and been suddenly overcome with the need to redecorate? Like… immediately? Sometimes it just dawns on you that a room is NOT pretty or worthy and you won’t be happy until it is. Kelly of Domestic Blonde felt this way about her bathroom. It needed a revamp, like, NOW. Exhibit A of exactly what she was dealing with:

Her biggest job to tackle in the bathroom was the floor. She considered installing new tile over the present salmon pink tile (talk about outdated!), but that would be a lot of work. Isn’t there something easier that can get the job done quickly and easily? You betcha! Royal Design Studio Stencils to the DIY rescue. Kelly was excited to learn that she could actually paint over her existing tile, saving her wallet the cost of tile removal and installation! BONUS: Painting and stenciling tile gives her free reign to choose her favorite colors and design. No generic Home Depot tile for this fun and unique lady!

Tips for Painting Bathroom Tile with Floor Stencils

Check out how Kelly stenciled her bathroom floor: She first began by cleaning it well and removing any residue. She then applied 1-2 coats of a bonding paint primer with a paint roller. After that dried, she applied a coat of Behr Porch and Patio Floor Paint in Dove White.

Tips for Painting Bathroom Tile with Floor Stencils

She chose to stencil our large Parlor Lace Stencil Sherwin Williams Paint in Rainwashed for the pretty pattern, making sure to off-load the excess paint from the stencil brush first so that the paint wouldn’t bleed under the stencil. There are registration marks built right into the stencil that helped her stencil one repeat and reposition the stencil to the next repeat. To stencil the corners, Kelly bent the durable stencil to make it fit cleanly in those areas.

Tips for Painting Bathroom Tile with Floor Stencils

And… it’s done! WAM BAM THANK YOU MA’AM! Kelly now LOVES her new stenciled bathroom tile floor and her guests are impressed by this creative (and easy) way to redecorate!

Tips for Painting Bathroom Tile with Floor Stencils

Are you inspired and ready to tackle some old tile floors in YOUR home? Let us know in the comments!

Check out Domestic Blonde's full blog post and tutorial here.


8 Comments

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

February 27, 2017

Hi there Kathy! You can sand down your porcelain tiles and we recommend using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and Lacquer. http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/collections/annie-sloan-chalk-paint

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

February 27, 2017

Hi Kellie! This stenciled bathroom floor is holding up great and will for years to come!

Kellie
Kellie

February 27, 2017

Hi
How is this wearing with traffic

Kathy
Kathy

February 26, 2017

This is wonderful! Question: My tiles are porcelain. They are not shiny, they look like matte stone but a terrible color. I have always been told that I could not paint them. Do you think these products would work on porcelain? Also, do you have a recommendation for a way to mix a glaze to tone the stone instead? I could then stencil with a gel stain. Thank you

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

February 14, 2017

Hi Linda- She didn’t tape off the grout lines. She just didn’t press the stencil brush and paint into the grout lines.

Cary
Cary

February 14, 2017

Just wondering if she taped the grout joints?

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

January 30, 2017

You can definitely seal it and you can buy Annie Sloan Lacquer here: http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/collections/annie-sloan-chalk-paint/products/annie-sloan-lacquer-floor-finish

Linda Holden
Linda Holden

January 30, 2017

Did you apply a final sealing/finish?

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