Here we take a detailed look at how and what to paint.tiles in the bathroom on the walls, in the kitchen and ceramic tiles on the floor. 3 detailed master class how to repaint the old tile in a different color, or even apply some pattern using a stencil with your own hands! Old bathroom - BEFORE painting AFTER painting The content of the article:
How to paint a tile: paint and brushes?
We paint a tile in a bathroom
In some apartments the tile in the bathroom has remained since ancient times, but if the tile itself is of high quality, then the painting option will save you from the many troubles of repair. In this master class you will learn how this bathroom - BEFORE: It can be transformed into this - PHOTO AFTER: Namely, how did a brick color turn white. Necessary materials:
- Epoxy paint
- 6 mm fleecy roller
- Paint mixing sticks
- Synthetic brush
- Paint tray
- Painting Scotch
- Paint film
- Disposable gloves
- Safety glasses and mask
Step-by-step instruction: Step 1: Preparing the surface Wash with a cleaner the entire surface you are going to paint. It must be perfectly clean, so that the paint will lie smoothly and efficiently.
- Where the staining area ends, apply masking tape to protect against accidental paint.
- Cover with a film a bath (shower), and if there are lamps (shelves or mirrors) on the wall next to the painted one too.
Step 2: Paint the tile
- Put on a protective mask and mix the paint according to the instructions.
- Since the bathroom is poorly ventilated, be prepared for the smell of paint.
For convenience, one person can paint the corners.synthetic brush, and another smooth surface roller (you can do everything yourself, but make sure that the paint went evenly and did not dry pieces). Step 3: Check the quality and remove When everything is done, inspect the surface for defects, check the evenness of the texture. ATTENTION: When working, it is very important to have good lighting, otherwise you can miss such irregularities: If you have a part of a tile with a three-dimensional pattern, then this method still works. Of course, the pattern will be slightly visible, but this will only add to the overall picture. As, for example, here: ATTENTION: Materials after use must be discarded. They can not be washed in any case, only spoil the sink, because the paint that fell on it will not wash off, you can see a vivid example of this in the photo: Wait until the paint is dry, remove the protective film, and evaluate the result. In this case, you can compare the result before and after painting:
We paint a tile in the kitchen
Here we look at how to repaint tiles,adding geometric patterns using homemade stencils. It takes a little longer than painting in solid color, but it will look more original. Necessary materials:
- Paint (1 l)
- Primer (1 l)
- Polyurethane oil-based (1 l)
- Masking tape 2, 5 cm wide
- Stationery knife
- 4 cm soft bristle brush
Step by Step Instruction: Step 1: Preparing the tile for painting
Step 2: Eliminate stencil irregularities After gluing the masking tape, use a stationery knife (or scissors) to cut the ends of the scotch tape. ATTENTION: Make sure the lines and corners are neat to get a clear picture as a result. Step 3: Apply the primer After the patterns are glued to the tile, you can apply the primer. It is important that it is completely dry (it takes about 45 minutes) before proceeding to the next step. Step 4: Paint
Step 5: Finishing As soon as the paint dries, apply a thin layer of oil-based polyurethane to protect it from moisture and scratches. Oil coatings dry longer, but are much more durable. When this last protective layer dries (usually takes about four hours), you can remove the masking tape and admire your work. Tip: if paint has leaked under the masking tape, you can remove it using a stationery knife.
The complexity of the stencils used depends onyour taste and the amount of time you are willing to spend on painting. You can, for example, choose a small piece of the wall and make a complex pattern there, and leave a solid color around. Step-by-step actions in this case are similar to those described above, only stencils draw longer (as the pattern is smaller and it consists of several colors). Note that the smaller the pattern, the smaller the brush you need to pick up. We also recommend that you first apply the drawing from the center of the stencil, and then closer to the edges. For a more accurate result, we recommend washingstencil after each use, otherwise you can smudge paint. TIP: if paint has leaked under the masking tape, you can remove it using a stationery knife.
Tile on the floor
Since the floor tiles are bigger than otherssurfaces to be used, then it loses its appearance faster. Of course, it can serve for a very long time, but attritions begin to bother. If you encounter a similar problem, it's time to act. For example, there is such a tiled floor: We picked up the original stencil and decided to paint the floor in white and black. Necessary materials:
- Floor cleaner
- Paint (white and black)
- Painting Scotch
- Paint tray
- Oil Based Polyurethane
Step-by-step instruction: Step 1: Preparing the floor before painting
Step 3: Draw a stencil Attach the stencil to the tile and glue it with masking tape or tape to fix in place and keep it from moving. Now you can apply black paint using a stencil. Take a little paint at a time and apply light strokes. After finished painting one section,peel off the stencil and transfer it to the next one. If there is a lot of paint on the stencil, wash it before using it again. Continue until you fill the entire floor with a picture. Step 4: Applying a protective coating After the entire floor has been decorated with a stencil pattern, you need to apply a polyurethane coating to create a protective layer for the paint. Leave to dry completely. Now look how much the floor has changed after painting. It looks like an expensive designer tile: In the last master class, they reworked the floor in the bathroom, but in the same way you can update the tile on the floor throughout the apartment. In the hallway after painting the tiles, we recommend applying several protective layers in order to keep the paint better and to decorate the floor with its patterns longer. Be careful if you have more than one stenciland a few that add up to the overall pattern. Outline where what stencil should be, first apply one pattern to each tile corresponding to it, then the next one and so on until the end. Work must be systematic, then there will be no confusion. If you have a concrete floor, then look at the master class -. If there are small tiles near the walls, on which it is impossible to put the same stencil, then you can try to paint the pattern yourself or cut the stencil into pieces: We wish you inspiration and success in updating your home!