Painted Scallop Tile Floor Makeover Project

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Imagine, NO demolition and NO mess! Most people are totally surprised when I tell them that I can paint over tile. But there are a few things you should know before you get started.
This was the existing floor. The design was not centered to the elevator door, and it just threw the entire room off. So instead of drilling out the tile and creating a huge mess, my client called me to work my magic with paint.
This was the pattern we selected from Royal Design Studio. The reason we picked this one, there were no lines that would make your eye follow a pattern. Plus it had a nice even flow.

First I taped off the floorboards with blue tape and brown paper.
Then I used an electric Sander and sand floor with 150 grit sandpaper. 
This will give it what is called a “tooth” which basically means it helps make the primer stick.
Next I cleaned the floor with TSP. Be sure to remove all the dust otherwise your paint won't stick properly.
I then primed the floor with 2 coats Stik Primer.
I applied 2 coats of satin paint. (This is Benzamine Moore American White)
Feel free to use whatever color you want.
I like working on the large section first and then doing the sides. The stencil used on this floor was Spanish Lace Scallop. The stencil color Benjamin Moore Stormy Monday.

Lastly I sealed it with 3 coats of Polycrylic clear coat. Now that you've seen how easy the project is, you’ll think twice before you rip out your tile floors. This tile floor makeover saved a lot of money; total cost $85.

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