It is coming to that time of the year again where many people get an itch to switch things up again in the home. It could be the impending change in weather that inspires a warmer tone of paint in the living room, the fact that the holidays are not so subtly creeping upon us, or you are just feeling a change of scenery – there are many reasons people choose to make some changes to their home in fall.
While many gravitate to the walls for a transformation, the floor can also alter the look of an entire room, and you do not need a lot of kit to make it happen.
If you want to learn how to tile stencil your floor – then keep reading.
Prep Your Tile Surface
The first thing you want to do is prep the surface you are going to stencil. Make sure there is no dirt or debris and that it is rinsed thoroughly before you begin the painting process. Warm soapy water will work fine for this with a simple kitchen scrubber, provided you do not have too much grime on your floor!
Prime And Paint Your Tile
You will want to prime your tiles before you paint them. This is so your paint can get the best grip and so you have the background color you desire.
Ideally, you will want two coats of primer. Paint the first one with a paint roller, but make sure it is completely dry before you paint on a second layer. Leave to dry again, and then you are ready for the next step!
This is an optional step, but after primer, you can use chalk paint to give the tile extra grip and texture, but be sure to leave that to dry again before moving on to acrylics.
Next, you can paint your tiles with your chosen color, but make sure you choose a paint that is suitable for tile material and is durable!
Get Out Your Chosen Stencil
Next is the tricky yet fun part! You will want to know in advance whether you are going to paint your stencil by hand or use spray paint, just so you know which type of paints you need to purchase and how you plan on using them, and definitely do not forget masking tape to tape over the cracks and keep the stencil in one place.
Style and paint the stencils as you wish to get an effect you love. There are many quality tile stencils on the market, so you can bet there will be one that you just fall in love with.
Make Sure to Seal Your New Floor
Artwork needs to be sealed after to keep it safe and sound for years to come, so make sure you get a topcoat on your new tiles when they are completely dry. Choose a suitable topcoat, apply the first layer and let it dry. After that, give your new floor another topcoat, and then let this one dry overnight!