I’ve never liked my kitchen tile but removing and replacing would be a pretty big project. Paint makes a huge impact everywhere else so why not on my floors?? I’m no stranger to painted tile but I decided to use a new product! Will it withstand the heavy use in a kitchen??
Update Your Ugly Tile With PAINT!
I’m testing out the Rustoleum Floor Coating Kit. This 3 step system is specifically meant for this kind of project and is usable on a variety of floor types. I bought 3 to cover my kitchen but I only ended up needing 2. I’m using the color “Smoke”.
$39 Kit linked here
First... CLEAN those floors. Dirt and grime will prevent the product from adhering to your floors. I scrubbed mine on my hands and knees and then mopped for good measure. The Rustoleum kit comes with a great cleaner!
We’ll call this the “before” photo!
Next, apply the base coat. This product provides 1 coat coverage and I was skeptical but impressed! It really did only take one coat and applied beautifully. I rolled the tile but used a brush to cut in around my cabinets and baseboards. This coat dries in about 6 hours.
The hardest part of this whole project was keeping kids and pets out!
After 6 hours you can apply the clear top coat and allow 24 hours of dry time. I chose the matte finish.
It turned out beautiful and feels like I have all new flooring!!
**3 month update:
This product has held up wonderfully! We are pretty rough on our floors and I dont have a single chip or scratch except from when I moved my fridge back! It has withstood dragging chairs, doggy nails, kids, spills, mopping, you name it! I’m very impressed!
Debbie Westgate- Guyot-Sliwa 3 days ago
I recently put 12x24 white tile in my family room and kitchen. Worst mistake I've ever made! My goal was to brighten up the space and it did, but the white is a nightmare! i have to run my Robot cleaner everyday and mop 2-3 times a week!
Cynthia 3 days ago
Great product and wonderful result! I think this will inspire lots of people living with tile they hate but can’t replace to do something!