How To: Stencil an Elegant Tile Floor

9 Materials
$60
3 Hours
Easy

Hello there! Want to upgrade your floor but don’t know how? Tile stencils are the easy and affordable solution. With the right tile stencil and some paint, you can transform a boring floor into an elegant one! Let’s get stenciling!
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
For a cement floor, apply two coats of Stix primer (any good adhesive primer will do) allowing the first coat to completely dry before starting the next. Then repeat the process with Benjamin Moore Stone for the perfect grey canvas.
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
The stencil used for this DIY stencil project upgrade is the Alatera Tile Stencil. The paint used for the stencil itself was Benjamin Moore Dove White. Spray adhesive is optional and can help reduce paint seepage but, is not necessary. Since there is only one color you can use a 4” dense foam roller or a large professional stencil brush to complete this stencil project.
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
Place your stencil in your desired starting location. Pro Tip: To make sure the stencil is straight, align the edge of the stencil with your baseboard.
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
Start stenciling with your professional stencil brush or roller. The design may look intricate but, it’s not difficult to stencil at all! If using a stencil roller, make sure you offload the excess paint. This helps reduce paint seepage. The same applies when using a stencil brush. Offload the excess paint just like the roller. The biggest mistake in stenciling is having too much paint on your brush or roller. This tile stencil covers a large amount of space, which allows you to quickly stencil the whole floor!
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
Peel back your stencil to reveal the gorgeous tile! How easy was that?
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
Align your stencil using the built-in registration marks and the previously stenciled parts. This makes it effortless to maintain straight stencil rows!
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
Repeat the process until the floor is complete. Such a simple technique with an elegant result! Who needs a professional when you can do it yourself with tile stencils?
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
To stencil the floor where it meets the baseboard, align the stencil with the previously stenciled parts. Use a professional stencil brush to pounce the paint diagonally towards the crease. Don’t be afraid to bend the stencil into the crease with your fingers so you can stencil right up against the baseboard.
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
Peel back your stencil to see your magnificent floor!
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
Seal your stenciled tile floor with a water-based polyurethane. A 4” dense foam roller and two even coats should provide years of durability!
how to stencil an elegant tile floor
How perfect is this elegant tile floor? Nobody will ever know you created it so quickly and easily with a stencil! Where would you use this tile stencil? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • Marki Johnson
    on Oct 11, 2018

    What if you have tiny little square tiles...how do you pick a good stencil design?

    • Cutting Edge Stencils
      on Oct 29, 2018

      this is personal preference. whatever you think would match your style best. You can really use anything over tiles! Just paint over the entire floor and ignore the grout lines when stenciling. This way you won't know how tiny your tiles are :)


  • Cherie
    on Oct 27, 2018

    None of the videos show the actual placing of the stencil when repeating going to the next stencil section. Does the section that was done need to be dry before placing the stencil down to do the next section?

  • Canaan
    7 days ago

    Can you use this technique on sub floorinr

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  • Melinda Naumovic
    on Sep 14, 2018

    That looks so beautiful. Wish I could do the same but I’m renting.

  • Helen
    on Oct 9, 2018

    I'm very impressed ! My daughter recently redid a small room with a thin vinyl that turned out horrible. I want to redo it for her but cash is limited. This is PERFECT & she'll love it. This looks like it would be a great idea for a staircase as well. I'll let you know how it goes. 😉

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