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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 She considered installing new tile over the present salmon pink tile (talk about outdated!), but that would be a lot of work.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.

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  • Hi Faye! We recommend stenciling over smooth surfaces for the best, crispest, and cleanest design. Textured surfaces may lead to bleed unders and not a crisp design. We recommend sanding it beforehand. However, we’ve had customers stencil over textured surfaces and love it. It depends if you don’t mind not having an entirely crisp design outcome. Hope that helps

    Royal Design Studio
  • I have commented before , I have textured ceramic tiles. They are made to look like stone. Not bad, but upgrading bathrooms! My kitchen and 3 bathrooms and laundry room all have the same tile. Uniformity is good, but in a powder room or laundry room it would b nice to spice it up. Can it b done on it or would it have to b sanded all flat?

  • Hi! Here is a tutorial on how to stencil around corners, ceiling line, etc: https://www.royaldesignstudio.com/blogs/stenciling-tips/wall-stencil-corners-edges Our Stencils are durable and pliable so you can bend it around toilets and things like that :)

    Royal Design Studio

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