Stenciling can be tedious but it’s rather rewarding in the end.
Stenciling Ceramic Tile
I didn’t care for the marbled gray look of the builder grade ceramic tile in this guest bathroom so I painted it.
I previously painted my laundry room floor a year ago so I decided it was time to do this floor too.
I wanted something different so I went with the gold and it just made the room. Now I love it!
Below I will tell you the steps I took!
First I cleaned the floor really well with Krud Kutter.
Next, I primed the entire floor with two coats of some BIN primer and let that dry for several hours.
After the primer dried I used this chalk like white paint as my base color. You can use whatever color you like. I knew I wanted a white floor.
I did a couple coats of the white chalk paint over the entire floor.
I love this star stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and I purchased it in a 12 x 12 which is the same size as the tiles.
I used this pale gold metallic paint from Modern Masters for the pattern.
I didn’t want to overlap the stencil and take a chance on smearing the pattern so I skipped around allowing tiles to dry before going back and filling those in.
I used a 4” foam roller wiping off any excess paint off onto a paper towel. The key is to use very little paint.
Once I got to the edges I just pushed and bent the stencil to get it in those harder areas. I thought I would end up having to cut it but I didn’t as it is pretty flexible.
Now it still might smudge or bleed at times but you can always go back and do touch ups in the end.
Here’s a progress shot.
Once it was all done I went back and did two coats of poly over the floor for added protection.
Before & after