In this video Cutting Edge Stencils shows you how to EASILY stencil a super trendy colorwash faux tile floor! Colorwash is a really easier faux finishing technique that has been trending on popular DIY social media pages and blogs. Colorwash looks great in all colors, so you can customize any tile stencil to match any part of your home! We love color wash tiles because it gives your floor a little more depth than just one color. We love tile stencils because they are a affordable alternative to real tiles. This budget friendly DIY project has really transformed floors of millions of people’s homes. What people love best is that tiles stencils look EXACTLY like expensive tiles they see in home improvement stores but cost less than half the price!
Prep your floors by taping your baseboards and rolling on two coats of STIX Primer. Then, stencil over your base coat color. To reduce your chances of bleed, apply spray adhesive to the back of the tile stencil.
Place your stencil on your floors focal point or directly over your tile. Evenly load your 4-inch dense foam roller by rolling it into the paint and very gently, you do not want a lot of paint on your roller. So if there’s any excess paint, offload it onto a paper towel.First Step: Cover your entire stencil with your lightest color.Second Step: Take your darker color and roll on random spots over the tile stencil.
Third Step: Blend the colors together only in those areas.
Once dry, align the tile stencil with the repeating registration mark.
Stenciling works best with paint in a flat latex finish. For color washing techniques, it is best to choose two colors with little contrast.
Continue the process until the entire floor is complete.For years of protection, apply two to three coats of water-based polyurethane using a 4-inch dense foam roller.Our Felicity Tile Stencil is a great choice for a trendy tile makeover! Based on a classic French tile design, this tile stencil is perfect for painting a gorgeous kitchen tile backsplash, stenciled staircase, table top or painted tile floor. We recommend getting 2 tile stencils for your project. Not only it will go faster, but you’ll be able to get into tighter places and corners by cutting your spare tile stencil. You can certainly bend the whole stencil and still get all the spots, but you know what we’re sayin’ – it makes your life easier! :)
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