How to Paint a Faux Tile Floor

Here's my step by step tutorial for giving your builder grade tile a customized, glam look!

By Shoshana
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This boring bathroom floor is about to get an elegant upgrade.

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After cleaning, lightly sand your tile to rough up the surface. Vacuum up any debris when you're done.

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Rinse the entire flooring surface with a clear water rinse to be sure to remove any residue left behind by sanding or cleaning.

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Tape off the walls and apply the first coat of primer starting at the furthest corner from the exit.

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Wait 2-4 hours before applying a second coat. Apply the primer to the entire surface and allow 4 hours of drying time.

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Allow the first coat to dry for two hours and then apply as second coat.

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After the second coat dries, use painters tape to hold your stencil in place. Once your stencil is positioned apply your paint!

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Continue pulling up your stencil and going to the next tile, etc until your floor is covered. Allow your paint to dry thoroughly.

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Apply 2-4 coats of sealer. When it's dry, pull off the tape, sit back and enjoy your fabulous NEW floor done exclusively by YOU!

s how to paint a faux tile floor, BEFORE

Whew, our work was cut-out for us on this one!

s how to paint a faux tile floor, Guest Bathroom Complete Remodel

The only thing we wanted to save in this room was the tub.