Makeover Your Old Tile With PAINT + STENCIL!

Amber Oliver
by Amber Oliver
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Tearing and replacing the tile in your bathroom can be expensive, difficult, and time consuming! Not to mention the tools required to cut tile are pretty pricey too! While I wouldn't recommend a tile project for a beginner DIYer, this project is one you can do no matter your skill level! If you can read and follow directions, you can transform your dated bathroom tile with a little bit of PAINT!

I teamed up with a Hometalker in my community who had wanted to transform her bathroom for a while but needed a bit of help and guidance. With my help, we created a space she loved!

If you're in the Houston area, I can help you create this look for your home! Click here to see how I can help you & send me a message to get started!
Here's a photo of the old blue tile BEFORE! The first thing we did was put down 2 coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Charcoal Ultra Matte Interior Paint.
After the base coat of paint was dry, it was time to start stenciling! We poured a bit of Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Interior Paint in Linen White into a Handy Pail.
We used painters tape to secure our stencil.
We used a paint dabber to fill in the stencil! We didn't try to get full coverage since we wanted a bit of a distressed look.
Continue with the stencil until you fill all the spaces!
For the edges, you can gently fold your stencil and dab the paint in around the edges. Just have patience and go slow!
Once you are done, seal with a couple coats of Polyurathane and you're good to go!
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  • Princess Sekhmet Princess Sekhmet on Jul 11, 2021

    I asked about this at our local hardware store I was told that the stenciling would ware off over a short short period of time even after sealing it .

    is that what you have found ? How long ago has your floor been stenciled ?

    thanks 🙏

  • Susan Susan on Dec 17, 2021

    Will this work on vinyl tile?

  • Mar67925364 Mar67925364 on Feb 03, 2023

    Where can I find this stencil? I’ve read a few of the comments already and seen where a few people were upset because of wear and tear on the floor basically. Anything painted and has high traffic is more than likely going to rub off I would think. Depending on the paint and the top coat of sealer put over it. Almost like nails being painted. Just saying . Thanks

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  • Beti Baganda Beti Baganda on Nov 28, 2021

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  • Patty V. Y Patty V. Y on Dec 17, 2021


    Collette Ho Re:

    And other Questions below, regarding, paint sticking, can I paint on vinyl flooring, etc.

    I have seen, other posts, similar to this, and prepping tile, prior, painting, and stenciling. I copied the below, after Google search, results:

    Can I tile directly on concrete floor?

    What is the best tile primer?

    8 best primers for painting tile floors. (GOOGLE SEARCH)


    1. KILZ Adhesion Interior/Exterior Primer. ...
    2. Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Plus Primer. ...
    3. KILZ 2 All-Purpose Interior/Exterior Primer. ...
    4. INSL-X STIX Waterborne Bonding Primer

    Hope this helps answer, some of the readers questions.