After we painted our kitchen walls in a very light shade of gray, the whole space looked much brighter and cleaner. On the other hand, the fresh wall paint enhanced the horrible aspect of our old, grubby-looking backsplash. Since we can't spend money on a proper renovation, I decided to paint it, and I couldn't be happier with the result!
How I Painted My Kitchen Backsplash
This is how it looked before. Yuck!
And this is how it looks now. Better, right?!
First thing I did was to clean it well. First with soap water, then with windex to remove all dirt and grease.
Next I taped the areas around the tiles I didn't want any paint on.
Because I was concerned about the paint adherence to the tiles, I brushed one coat of this amazing product called ultra-grip by Fusion Mineral Paint (no, they are not my sponsors, I just genuinely love their stuff). It is specially developed to increase paint adherence on tricky surfaces.
Check my blog post for direct links to buy the products I used here.
It dries totally clear after a few minutes.
Next I brushed one coat of Lamp White by Fusion Mineral Paint. It took only one coat to cover the area completely! You may need more coats if your tiles are much darker than the color you choose.
After the paint was dry to the touch, I applied one coat of one of my favorite sealers. High Performance Top Coat by General Finishes (also, NOT my sponsors) .
This is the final result. I love how fresh and bright the whole kitchen looks now.
The whole process took a little over three hours.
I hope this tutorial was helpful. You can find more pictures and a more detailed tutorial on my blog post (link below).
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Published August 19th, 2017 11:28 AM
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