Tile Stencils Make Floor Makeovers Easy and Affordable
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends! If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to give your existing tile a fresh new look then we want you to consider using our floor stencils. Tile stencils are the best kept DIY secret and you will be totally amazed at how easy it is to update your old flooring. Come see as walk through a floor makeover using our Amalfi Tile Stencil.
We’d like to welcome back Erika, the in-house creative guru from Cutting Edge Stencils. Since stenciled floors have been so popular, Erika has been banishing boring floors with different patterns. Watch this quick video tutorial about this painted floor project.
Now let’s walk through the steps for this project. The first thing Erika did was clean her floor using Savogran Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) to ensure there wasn’t any debris. She followed the instructions on the TSP packaging for cleaning.
Two coats of primer should do the trick! STIX primer is perfect for a project like this. It adheres to the tile and provides a great base for painting and stenciling. After the primer was dry, Erika applied her base coat of paint. She painted the base coat using Benjamin Moore Ben flat in Navajo White.
Erika was ready to start stenciling. She chose our Amalfi Tile Stencil. This pretty stencil pattern would allow her to get a Pinterest-worthy cement tile look for a fraction of the price. Since her existing tiles were about 12 inches, Erika used the Large stencil pattern because it fit perfectly over her tile.
Erika sprayed the back of the stencil with repositionable spray adhesive. We like Sticky Note repositionable spray adhesive. You could use any respositionable spray adhesive that is typically found in a craft store like Michaels.
Erika placed her stencil on the tile. She rolled her 4″ dense foam roller in Benjamin Moore Puritan Gray and then painted the pattern.
After each section was complete, they would un-tape the stencil and reposition so they could paint all of the tiles.
Erika continued the Amalfi Tile pattern across the floor.
The peel is always the fun part when stenciling.
To complete her project, Erika applied a two coats of Varethane waterbased polyurethane. This will help increase durability and protect her stencil pattern. She gave the top coats time to dry and then stepped back to admire her pretty stenciled floor!
Isn’t her stenciled floor absolutely amazing? This was such an easy DIY project and the impact was huge. Erika managed to completely transform the look of her dull ceramic tiles using paint and a stencil pattern.
Tell us, in which room in your home would you stencil a floor? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew