The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils

The biggest home decorating secret is out! This is what EVERYONE has been asking about (and raving about!)... In order to avoid the hassle of ripping out existing floor and the high cost of real tiles, you CAN achieve a similar look by painting your tile floors that only LOOK expensive. Get in with the inside scoop and check out how YOU can create paint directly over your tile floor to make it look pretty and patterned. Watch the video and follow the instructions below to learn how you can create your own faux aged blue glazed tiled floor in 10 easy steps using Tile Stencils:

Supplies:

Step 1: Time to prep your surface! Dilute 1 part TSP substitute with 1 part water. Use a scrubbing pad to clean the tile floor with this mixture. Then remove any residue of the cleaning mixture by rinsing the floor with warm water.

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils

Step 2: Prime your tile floor with Zinnsers Bulls Eye 1-2-3 using a foam roller and the grout lines using a paint brush. After applying the primer over the entire tile floor, allow it to dry for about 2 hours. Then apply a second coat. Allow to dry.

Step 3: Apply 2 coats of Chalk Paint® over the entire tile floor using a foam roller and paint brush. Allow each coat to dry.

Step 4: Create 2 mixes. Mix the French Blue acrylic paint with paint extender and then mix the Midnight Blue acrylic paint with paint extender.

Step 5: Place and secure one of the Renaissance Tile Stencils onto one of your floor tiles with painter’s tape. Load a 2” stencil brush with the French Blue acrylic paint mix and offload the excess paint onto a paper towel.

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils

Step 6: Use varying pressure to paint the tile stencil design. This will achieve a distressed and glazed tile look.

Step 7: Load the 3/8” and 1/2” stencil brushes with the Midnight Blue acrylic paint mix and offload the excess paint onto a paper towel. Use these smaller stencil brushes for better control when painting the smaller stencil design elements.

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils

Step 8: Place and secure a different Renaissance Tile Stencil over the next floor tile. Repeat Steps 5 through 7. Use different tile stencils for each floor tile. Whether you use a random or preset order… the choice is yours! Repeat this step until the entire tile floor is stenciled.

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils

Step 9: To finish stenciling the areas near a wall, make sure to protect and mask off the wall or baseboard with painter’s tape. Place and secure your tile stencil on the center of the tile near the wall with painter’s tape. Use your free hand to push the stencil into the corner between the floor and the wall. You may use a small paint brush and Old White Chalk Paint® to touch up any areas.

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils

Step 10: It’s time to seal your beautiful blue tile floor! Seal the entire floor with water-based polyurethane top coat. Apply the 1st coat with a nap roller and allow to dry for a couple of hours. Apply a 2nd coat and allow to dry overnight.

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils

Are you ready to tackle some old tile floors in YOUR home? Let us know in the comments! Looking for more Stencil Techniques like this? Check out these other stencil tutorials and videos:

The Secret is Out! How to Stencil a Tile Floor in 10 Steps - Painting Over Kitchen Floor Tiles or Bathroom Floor Tiles with Royal Design Studio Floor Stencils


6 Comments

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

October 16, 2017

Hi Susan – If done correctly, this stencil project will last years and years even with foot traffic. Depending on your tile, you may need to sand it and prep/prime beforehand so that the paint will actually grip onto the surface. And we recommend using floor specific paints and sealant.

Susan Skee
Susan Skee

October 15, 2017

Hi. I love this. Can you tell me how this tile treatment holds up over time? I’ve heard so many say there painted tiles have chipped and peeled after a year or so.

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

October 04, 2017

Hi Sue – You can clean a stenciled floor as you normally would.

Sue Adams
Sue Adams

September 30, 2017

How do u clean the floor afterwards? Does it hold up in a bathroom?

Sue Adams
Sue Adams

September 30, 2017

How do u clean the floor afterwards? Does it hold up in a bathroom?

Jennifer Highland
Jennifer Highland

August 28, 2017

.my bathroom floor

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