Hate your tile floors? Paint them!
Check out how easy it is to chalk paint your tile Floors! Transform your tile floors from blah to ooh la lah using a couple pints of paint and some sealer! What a transformation!
UPDATE AUGUST 2019: As of now there is a product specifically made to paint your flooring and we HIGHLY recommend using that vs. chalk paint for long term use. See full product details and the step-by-step process on our updated post “How to paint any type of floors.” Here is what mine looks like in that space:
Now back to the original post with outdated information! LOL I did it. I chalk painted my tile floors. I’m a pretty brave DIY’er but I was (secretly) a little nervous how it would turn out. ESPECIALLY since we were live documenting the whole process via 160 thousand of you via Instagram 🙂
I’m not a black decor lover typically so going for black paint was a little out of my league BUT I do love classic basics and think it’s the perfect base in there. I can’t believe how big of a difference it makes and I can believe it cost me less than $50!
Why didn’t I paint my bathroom tile floors FIVE years ago when we moved in!?
Don’t be a wussy like me—go for it.
Here’s the before tile, basic and pretty dull.
how to paint tile flooring
Our little farmhouse has been a rental property for 30 years so it’s had basic grade everything.
We’ve been trying to add some charm and custom touches over the past 4 years, being renters ourselves.
We purchased the home from my parents last year and are so excited to tackle some big renovations as almost everything is original from the 1970’s.
You can follow this bathroom’s decor journey, although everything we’ve done has been cosmetic so far.
I haven’t wanted to dump too much money into it since we’re going to gut it when we save enough cash to do so.
The cabinet is falling apart, the bathtub leaks, the molding is cracked and falling apart, the pipes need to be replaced, oy!
Past bathroom fix-ups:
- faux granite painted counter tops
- stenciled walls
- diy mirror molding
- added a new light and finished off the bead board walls
- mason jar bathroom storage
- chalk painted counter tops (update to the faux granite above)
Supplies to paint your tile floors
When I got the itch to paint, I ran to Home Depot and grabbed three things:
- Black Chalk Paint
- White Chalk Paint
- Minwax Polyacrylic
- angle brush
- basic roller
- foam brush (for stenciling)
- sander *optional
I used an angle brush for the corners and a basic roller for the rest of the tile.
I washed and used the same brush but threw away the rollers after each use. You’ll be surprised how little paint and poly you actually use!
Which is why we love us some chalk paint! It goes on thicker which allows for less coats and it dries faster to save you time. Pin this image to refer back to when you’re ready to start!
We grabbed our stencil at Walmart, it’s a doily style from Waverly.
How to stencil your tile floors
Begin by washing your floors as normal and let them dry well.
Roll on a light coat of your base paint. In this case, we started with black paint.
Do you need to sand your tile before you paint it?
No. You can if you prefer but chalk paint is specifically made for the convenience of the user to skip that step.
If you’re worried about it, go ahead and give it a light sanding so the paint has something to grip to.
We didn’t sand beforehand, personally.
No turning back now…
Here’s the flooring after one coat, keep going!
When I finished the second coat, I let it dry for a couple of hours, in between running errands and housework.
After the kids went to bed and I turned Netflix on, I tackled the stencil.
how to paint tile floors with a stencil
I decided to stencil in the grout lines, starting at the center of each.
I placed the stencil in the middle then dabbed the white on with a foam stencil brush. It took me about 2 hours total to stencil the bathroom tiles.
Tips when painting tile floors
A couple of tips: stencil in one even coat. As soon as it was fully coated, I removed the stencil and moved on. I didn’t want to try to line it up a second time and have it smudge.
Kneel on a towel to prevent the first coat from pulling up, plus it’ll be softer on your legs.
We’ve worked with stencils a lot, they’re pretty forgiving. I’m definitely not a perfectionist but they came out pretty clean and crisp without wiping off the back of the stencil in between.
The stencil dries really fast since it’s a small amount of paint.
how to sand tile floors
I used my hand sander and lightly went over the middle of each stencil and in between them to “grunge” it up a little.
This is optional but I didn’t like how stark the contrast was so it toned it down a little bit.
It’s also a good way to camouflage potential future scratches or nicks 😉
how to seal painted tile floors
I rolled on 3 coats of Minwax Polyacrylic to seal it.
It requires 2 hours of dry time in between so I applied the first two and just to be safe, the last coat I applied pretty heavily then let dry overnight.
This bathroom gets used DAILY by SIX PEOPLE with no problems!
It looks great! DEFINITELY better than the before!
A super affordable way to update your flooring without spending thousands of dollars.
Just look at that before/after, wow!
I love this stencil pattern in a small space like a bathroom so my new bathroom flooring will be a pretty ceramic tile, too…one day!
how do painted floors hold up?
We had the painted stencil tile flooring for a year before we were able to remodel. Our most asked question is:
How well will painted tile floors hold up?
Is it a permanent solution?
We have 6 people in our family and this is our most used bathroom as we only have 2 bathrooms. Multiples showers daily. Constant foot traffic.
It’s held up like a champ!
I wash the floors weekly with Swiffer and haven’t had any problems with peeling.
There have been the occasional chips but no major peeling and no major concerns.
Because I lightly sanded it, I could care less about small chips.
If you don’t like chips, touch up your oopsies with the paint and re-seal over that spot. Easy fix!!
PS: This cute little lady’s daddy installed a solar tube for me! I love the natural light it offers all day!
LIFE C H A N G I N G.
another update: we renovated this bathroom!
Check out the full renovation, so thrilled with how it turned out!
Please pin our painted floors so your friends can paint old tile, too!
LEAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS BELOW!
read through the comments, lots of answer in there, too.
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I know this is an older post but I’m curious if the sealer reacted when it got wet around the bottom of the tub and toilet. I used the rust-oleum paint kit in my bathroom and the top coat gets cloudy when water sits on it. I’m not thrilled about that, so I’m wanting to redo it but not sure on what sealer to use! Seeing your darker floor in this post makes me want to darken mine but I don’t want to have the same problem with the top coat! Your project turned out beautifully!!
Hi Heidi! So glad you used the right product, Rust-Oleum also has a sealer I used and loved. My floor is still going strong 2 years later ? (We applied Rust-Oleum’s HOME Floor Coating in a clear matte finish using a 1/4″ nap roller; simply edge like before then roll it over the base coat color(s) then let dry for a full 24 hours before walking on it.) I ended up going lighter on the pantry floor and water repels, no clouding! I think it’s all about the sealer. Good luck! 🙂
updated post: https://lollyjane.com/how-to-paint-floors/
Is it possible to do this with the very small tiny 50s tiles or does it have to be a larger square tile?
This will cover ANYTHING! Go for it!! xo
Love this idea! Do you think it would work on marble tile?
Hi Kerry! I bet it would BUT test it out on a small inconspicuous area first. I would highly recommend sanding the marble down to give the paint a better chance to adhere to the tile 🙂 Good luck!!
Love this idea. I had tile from my entry way all the way to my kitchen. I had it ripped out and stained the concrete floors but the tile around the fireplace is a gray blue beachy color that doesn’t go well with my rustic (old leather looking floors). I think this could be a quick solution to that eye sore.
Hi Gabby! This would be perfect, happy painting!
Do you think sealing it with polyacrilic wax has any resistance to traffic? Should I sand the floor tiles first? Should I use a primer? Are there better sealing suggestions?
I saw some tutorials with mineral paint. No sealing needed (they said) but i just don’t thing it is resistant to traffic, mopping, vacuuming and all the usual cleaning that takes place in a household.
Definitely seal it! Think of it as a top coat on your nail polish, it protects all that hard work. We like how well our polyacrylic held up. We didn’t prime beforehand or sand. Hope that helps 🙂
Hi there, You did an amazing job with this project! I’m about to follow your advice and do the same in my kitchen. One question: I see that Minwax that you used is listed as “not recommended for floors” on their website. What do you think? Do you wish you used something else or you are happy with it after 2 years?
Thanks so much!
Hi El! We had great luck with it but you could also try Zinsser’s Clear Binding Primer. Let us now what you end up using! Good luck 🙂
Hello! I’m in love with this idea. Do you think it will work on shower tile floor? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Tks!
It’ll work on shower floors but you need to seal it really well to prevent it from sluffing off. I would recommend sanding your tile, cleaning it really well, using a concrete paint and sealing it with 3 layers.
Good luck, we’d love to hear how it turns out! 🙂
Great idea , thanks for sharing .
You’re welcome, Elvia 🙂
How many coats of sealer did you apply?
3 coats, Marlo!
One of the 3 bathrooms in my 52 year old home has the original pink toilet, sink & tub plus pink oatmeal floor and wall tiles. Since I am in the midst of a major home reno I have to prioritize major expenses. This technique will allow me to at least brighten the Arabesque floor tiles, I will probably paint them white and maybe a bit of fun via random accents. With the age of the floor tiles no reason to sand, the surface is well worn. Thank you for sharing such a thorough tutorial and for answering the exact same questions ad-naseum. I have no questions, only deep appreciation.
Oh yay, we think you’ll LOVE it!! It was the perfect solution for us until we could save up to renovate 😀
On 3/1/2018 you gave a link to https://www.viewalongtheway.com/2013/01/how-to-paint-vinyl-or-laminate-flooring/ as proof that vinyl floors can be painted. The link you mention uses a primer and latex paint. I find your chalk paint method easier and intend to use it on my worn vinyl tile kitchen and bathroom. Just subscribed to your blog too! Thanks!
Thank you!! Happy painting!
Hi Lolly Jane. LOVE the floor and everything else you do!
Where did you get the stencil?
Amazon 🙂 https://amzn.to/2V4UoWh
Would this technique work on bathroom and kitchen wall tiles as well? I’m thinking of repainting the backsplash along my kitchen counters along with the walls surrounding my shower.
Hi Tricia! Yes, definitely! It would last much longer than floor tiles as well due to less traffic 🙂 Happy painting!
Love this. I plan to do a bathroom floor. I wanted to know if you have a video or page of your bathroom countertop? What kind of paint did you use? Love the so simplicity of it when buying new a new countertop or fixtures is not in the budget. Thank you for sharing.
Hi! We have a post on the counter tops here: https://lollyjane.com/chalk-paint-countertops 🙂
Nice job! I’m curious to know how the floor has held up 1.5 years later (if u didn’t end up replacing the tiles)
Hi Mintie! It was great! Some small scratches but nothing crazy. Definitely a great affordable solution 🙂
Thanks for sharing I’m actually starting my bathroom floor prep tonight. I just wanted to know being that this video is approaching 2 years, I’m painting and stenciling my floor in the same color combo as yours. Did you have any yellowing issues with the white chalk paint using the polycrylic sealer? I know polyurethane and chalk paint results in yellowing
Hi Gloria! We used the polyacrylic because we’ve had good luck with it not yellowing, whew! It never did yellow on us, thank goodness 🙂
I tried to sift through the comments before posting, but I may have missed it. You mentioned your dog spilled paint in the craft room I believe. What kind of dog? Has your painted floors held up well with the dog walking on the tile? I have a Weim and a labrador, and trying to see if this is a good option vs spending more on new flooring to cover the 70s color tile 🙂
We’ve got a 55 lb Belgian Malinois, she walked on the floor with her long nails and it held up great! It’s a fantastic option until you can renovate 🙂
What kind of sander? I am so excited to get started on my bathroom!Thanks so much for all the help!
Our favorite is a small mouse sander, we’ve had this Ryobi one for years 🙂 https://amzn.to/2RmImKn
I just painted the tile on the floor in front my fireplace with the chalked paint listed in the post. It came out great, but I was hoping for black (since my fireplace cover is a matte black), but i found that it really looks dark grey, not black. This brand doesn’t offer black in chalked paint (only charcoal). Do you think it would be ok to use Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint in black? I’m not sure if there is a big difference b/t chalked paint and chalkboard paint. I don’t want to mess it up – Thanks!
Hi Kate! Chalk paint and chalk board paint are different paints entirely. I think the chalkboard paint would work okay as long as you seal the heck out of it. We prefer a polyacrylic to avoid yellowing 🙂
Hi! Did you prime the floors at all? I’m going Ron he painting a very large area and thought I would Ned to use Kilz on it first. I tested a spot with chalk paint and it definitely does stick better! THX
Hi Dorangela, We didn’t but primer would definitely help it stick better 😀
Looks amazing! I’m nervous! My time is uglyyyyy smaller bathroom tile. Maybe 4×4? How did you decide on the stencil? I’m wondering what would work with the tiles being smaller. And it’s help up decently for you? I’m REALLY contemplating this! You have inspired me!
So glad you’re inspired, Rachel!! We hope you GO FOR IT!!! Stencils are SO forgiving! We’ve had good luck with Cutting Edge and even the cheap ones from Walmart, just do it! It’s a little paint, you can always paint over it 🙂
What a great idea, and for a fraction of the cost to replace the tile. Looks great.
Thanks so much, Rhonda!
Hello and thanks for a wonderful idea.My tiles have glossy finish…do you think the new color will stay? And another question. ..does it have to be black or blue would also be ok? Thanks
Hi Ivanna! Yay for trying it! Yes, any color would work (our base is white and lighter colors covered well, too.) Regarding the glossy finish, I would for sure sand them down to remove that finish as the paint won’t adhere longterm on a glossy finish. 😉
Thanks! Happy painting!
I looked through several questions and through your post and I may have missed it, but can this be steamed cleaned?
Hi Sherri! Yes, we have a steamer and it works great!!
HI, We are building an apartment over a barn and can we do this painting directly on the sub floor??? We are not looking to put a lot of money in this.
Sure!! Send a pic of your “after” pic 🙂
I just tried this in a closet as a test—looks so much better starting now—I will see how the wear and tear goes
YAY, Stacey! How exciting!!
Love love this! Would like to do my powder room floor. I paint in the Mackenzie-Child’s pattern and did the walls. Just not sure what color to do the floor. What did you use for a sealer?
Sounds lovely! We used a poly-acrylic from Home Depot. Good luck!! Share pics when you’re done!
I love your floors! They look awesome! I have what may be a stupid question but can you chalk paint vinyl floor? The one in my foyer looks like marble ? and is ugly! Just hoping I can paint it! ?. Thanks!!
Yes, go for it!! Vinyl would be perfect!
It looks great!! Did you have to sand the tile at all before applying the chalk paint? Thanks!
Hi Carol! No sanding required 😉
Hello, I’m planning on doing this in my front room coming in the front door. It’s my music studio so it will see a fair amount of traffic. My room is 221 sqft; about how long do you think a project would take for that size room? I’m not really a DIYer, but I’ve got to get rid of my ugly tan tile, and need to do it cheap. Thanks for any advice you can give this newbie! ?
Hi Abigail! Oooh that will be quite the transformation and make a big statement! 🙂 It’s all about sealing it to make it last as long as possible; you can lightly sanded the tile so the paint would have something to adhere to and after 2 coats of paint, made sure to SEAL it really really well. If it’s high traffic, I would even add a few layers of sealant. Then, be sure to re-seal as necessary (every year or earlier if it’s really high traffic. Touch up as needed then re-seal.) Happy DIY’ing!
I have pink/tan 1965 wall tile on. I just got pale gray walls, tan, gray & smokey floor tiles. I am going to for the mideum Gray chalk paint. I can’t wait.
How EXCITING!! Good luck, Judy!
What is the equivalent of polycrylic in Australia? Is it the same as polyurethane? and is the floorslippery
Yes, it’s the same. The polyacrylic doesn’t yellow over time which is why we prefer it. It’s not slippery at all 🙂
How many coats of the chalk paint and how long did you let dry in between coats. Thanks
Hi Cathy! We used 2 coats of chalk paint. It dries within minutes so by the time we got to one side, the other side was already dry so we kept on going. That’s the beauty of chalk paint! Good luck 🙂
I’m an avid DIY’er. I’m prepping my 1/2 bath as we speak! I’m so excited I could burst. My floors (burgandy WALL tiles 2×2 from 1962) beat your builder grade tiles hands down! I cannot wait to get started!
YAY!! Let us know how it turns out! 😀
It’s done and I LOVE IT!!!
Love! Love! Love! Definitely on my project list for the kitchen and bathroom. Thanks for sharing!
P.S. Loved how you sweetly answered the same questions that were asked repeatedly!
Thank you, Lori! And lol..some people skip reading, we try to answer questions as we see them 🙂
I’m not clear on if you sanded the poly between coats or not.
We didn’t, Chris 🙂
Gorgeous! Did you do anything to prep the floor first?
Hi Barb! Nope, just washed it, let it dry and painted away!
Would this work on vinyl floors?
Yes! We found Kelly’s tutorial and it looks great: https://www.viewalongtheway.com/2013/01/how-to-paint-vinyl-or-laminate-flooring/
Would this be feasible even in a small bathroom with ventilation issues? Mine gets super steamy and humid even with the fan going.
We have 1 vent and it gets steamy and we didn’t have any moisture issues. We did have a few spots chip here and there depending on the shoes worn indoors.
If your tiles are shiny, dull the surface and id prime for extra adherence. Jmo
This is beautiful and charming. I am definitely going to do this to my daughter’s 1960’s black & yellow bathroom! I won’t ask my husband because he always protests my projects. I’ll just start it while he is working or sleeping !
Hahaha…that’s usually how projects start around here too 😉
This was on vinyl. Do you think I could do the same on tile?
Hi Danielle, this is tile and worked well 🙂
You can’t sand ceramic tiles. Needs a grinder. Husband used to be in floor treatment business. So it’s unclear what prep was actually given. Also why was chalk paint used? This comes off wooden furniture if you wipe it down before it’s had its wax seal. I’ve used chalk paint before. This whole pin just doesn’t add up. Why not use a stone paint for ceramics? There’s one made by the chalk paint mfrs. There are people who resurface your old kitchen or bathroom wall tiles – maybe that paint would be better. But all the same this pin a great idea and much cheaper than re-tiling although I’d do a bit more homework before following too closely.
Hi Kate! Thanks for the info. We don’t recommend this long term but followed another tutorial who used this same paint and she had amazing results. We’ve painted our concrete porch and used concrete paint, I think that would also work? This is a short term solution for people who can’t afford to replace their tile or who don’t want to spend a lot of money. This is the perfect solution for a space with low traffic or little water access. It actually held up really well for me until I was able to afford a bathroom remodel where we gutted this whole bathroom. Anyway, we appreciate your insight and definitely recommend homeowners do their homework, this is one option of many but a trendy and affordable way to update a floor without having to replace it. Take care.
So I painted my floors and did one coat of poly and it left white marks? Did I not let the chalk paint cure long enough or did I put the poly to heavy? Help!!!!
Hi Jennifer! The poly acrylic will have a milky look but dries clear. Did you use the same brand as we recommended?
Hi there! This looks so good, I’m probably going to try something similar to cover up my heinous light beige tiles that show every single water drop 🙁 How many months did it go before it started chipping? The loo I want it for is moderately used and I’m trying to figure out if I should invest in a primer step or not. Thank you!
Hi, it held up great for about 3 months. After that you’ll need to touch up! Good luck!
I did it! I took ugly beige and changed it to a dark gray to match the wall tiles that I recently had resurfaced in the bathroom. Almost the same before and after colors as yours.
When you touch up the floor, do you re-paint the whole square/tile or can you just paint over the chip and re-poly that small section? With the 2 different finishes, I’m concerned that it will look “frankenstein-ish.” Thanks!
Hi Jackie! You can touch up each piece individually then re-seal. It’s very forgiving 😀
I LOVE this. I painted my kitchen cabinets and now the floor just looks awful but I can’t imagine demo-ing that floor and relaying tile. We can go on top since the ceiling heights are low, we are high enough. Do you really think this would work on a LARGE kitchen/high traffic area/center of the house? Thank you in advance!!
Hi Bonnie! I had that problem too- my home is a 1970’s farmhouse with original everything. I painted my cabinets and my floors now look terrible, LOL! To be honest, I don’t know how well they would hold up in a high traffic area- for less than $100 in materials it’s worth a try! I would just seal them 4-5x instead of 3 like I did mine and expect a bit of distress. In fact, I distressed mine ahead of time to plan for that! 😉 Good luck!!
How did you have to prep the floors before painting?
Yes, clean them REALLY well and once completely dry, sand them down to the paint will adhere. That’s it! 🙂
How do you clean daily on the floor – can I still use my steam cleaner or mopping it
Hi Lisa! I use my steamer and it’s been great! A Swiffer pad is nice and soft on it too!
Love what you’ve done. I wonder how this would work on the old vinyl “peel and stick” squares (my yucky bathroom floor) or on linoleum (my yucky kitchen floor)? The kitchen, especially is a high traffic area. Thanks.
Hi Gloria! This would work but be sure to seal REALLY well! Good luck 🙂
My floor was linoleum and it held up great . I was surprised, we only have one bathroon, and its cleaned daily. I just added a new coat of poly every 6 months. It lasted 12 years.
Love to hear that feedback!! Glad it’s been so durable!
Hi can you do this inside a shower aswell?
I wouldn’t trust the constant humidity of warm water and fresh water on it, unfortunately. But it’s great solution for ugly tile floors if you wipe up wet spills quickly. 😉
How has it held up over time? Thanks.
Hi Cindy, it’s definitely chipped in major use areas.
I painted my bathroom floor as well, it held up to a family of four with tons of company and pets. I also used polycrylic so it wouldnt yellow. Every 6 onths id clean the floor real well and put on a refresh coat of poly. It lasted 12 years❤, and we only have 1 bathroom in our 1921 house.
12 years is phenomenal, wow!! 😀
why chaulk paint ? I always thought that was for distressing furniture. can it be cleaned repeatedly and not chip or come up?
Chalk paint is great because it’s a shortcut paint with the added chalk, it takes away the need to prep or Kilz as it adheres well to any surface. Sealing is key to prevent chipping. I feel like it’ll peel over time but this is a great temporary solution.
Can I do this on ceramic floor tiles ? I see you had vinyl tile but I have ceramic in my powder room.
Hi Helen! They’re actually ceramic so yes, you absolutely can!
Has it held up well? Any chipped off paint? I’m a DIYr too and I’d go for this in a heartbeat. I have experienced chipped off paint after doing all steps in chalk painting my kitchen cabinets and I even polyed them just for a precaution and It wasn’t a necessary step.
Hi Pam, we did this as a temporary solution. So far they’ve held up well but there definitely is chipping. If you’re looking for a low maintenance route, I wouldn’t paint your floors. They’ll eventually peel up over time, I suspect.
Love it! I have white tile that I hate! What kind of prep work did you do and do you have a tutorial on how you did the countertop?
We just washed it with our Swiffer beforehand but it wouldn’t have hurt to use a concrete cleaner beforehand, similar to our front porch project: http://lollyjane.com/painted-striped-concrete-flooring
Yes on the countertop: http://lollyjane.com/chalk-paint-countertops 🙂
I didn’t know this was even possible & hate my daughters tile floor so this is AWESOME! Would love if you’d share if Reader Tip Tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/22/reader-tip-tuesday-party-crafts-recipes/
hope to see you there – so giving this a try! xo
Oh my I need spell check! Sealer and tray! Not dealer and try 🙂
Lol, love it! Yes! Same process, just a sealer and tray 🙂
Silly question, but do you apply the dealer the same way as the paint? I.e. Put in a try and roll it on?
This is an excellent idea. Any update on how well it withstands water/moisture?
That is my only concern about using it in a bathroom. I have painted shower tile with a “refinishing kit” before only to have it flake off after normal wear. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Hi Amanda! The floors have held up great so far…the countertops have not, however. We sealed them 3-4 x’s but honestly, this is a temporary fix for us. Lots of people have had great success but I wouldn’t look at it as a long term solution, personally.
Did you sand the tile down a little so the paint would adhere or wash it with tsp?
Hi Tanya! We didn’t sand at all but definitely sand a bit so the paint would stick better if you’re worried 😉 We didn’t use anything fancy to wash it beforehand but give TSP a go, can’t hurt!
What do you clean it with? Can you use normal cleaners like Mr. Clean etc?
Did you prep the tile at all i.e. Sand it? It looks awesome! I have the same tile and hate it lol
I didn’t do any main prep other than washing it really well. It was fun to paint!!
Quick question, did you sand or not the tile, below this answer you said you did. I did the first coat of paint and I can remove the paint easy, would the poly take care of this?
Hi Raul, I didn’t sand but definitely do a light sanding if you’re worried. The sealer works wonders too!
I’m wondering if you used a water based or oil based poly? I’ve heard that when water based poly gets wet it turns the original milky color? Have you noticed any of that? And what sheen did you get? A semi-gloss or matte? You’ve inspired me to paint the bathroom floors this weekend and was just curious about these last little details.
Hi Jennifer! I used a water based poly but my color hasn’t gotten milky at all… I used this brand and had great success with it. 🙂
Here’s the deets:
Finish – Satin
Low odor, non-yellowing
Good luck, girl! Whoo hoo!
Will you be doing a tutorial for how you painted the awesome door???!!
We didn’t paint the door…we bought it from a thrift store. They said they saw a lady in the middle of stripping and yelled “STOP!” and bought it on the spot. Too funny!! We <3 that old door 😀
Love it and want to try but am wondering how you did the partial stencil at the edges, like near the vanity, toilet and tub? I’m a novice at stenciling so sorry if I’m asking a very basic question!
Hi Cyndie, we just did the best we could, bending it in half without creasing it. Stencils are pretty forgiving 🙂
We have a front entry that is enclosed and has ugly green tile. I tried covering much of it with an outdoor rug, but it still peeks at me. Lol. I want to do this!
How does it hold up with traffic? Any scratches or areas where the paint has chipped or worn off?
It’s been great so far! 4 kids, a crazy dog, daily swimsuit changes in there and it’s holding up like a champ!
I need to change the color of my ceramic tile in an entry way Whst can I do and how Thanx
Paint them! So easy!!
Well shut that front door girls. Love this and have ceramic tile would love to banish but would be happy to disguise. Would have to get it done before bed as need to visit bathroom at least once a night, other bathroom at other end of house, would never make it in time, my old legs aren’t that quick.
And whose little sweetie is that with her baby under her arm, so adorable. So lucky to have her, so precious. What does she think of floor?
Now will need to decide what color to paint floor and what stencil to use. The doily goes so prettily with ruffled shower curtain. Really like how you positioned stencil, great idea. Thank you for inspiration, needed it. Will print out how to so can convince hubs I can do it. Then the kitchen, same tile. Since our living room is light gray was thinking dark grey tile with stencil, to be decided. Enjoy rest of weekend
How has it held up so far? I chalk painted a backsplash in the kitchen, and use it as a chalk board. It’s been a few years and it’s held up well without being sealed, but it’s just a backsplash, not a trafficked floor.
It’s been great so far! We triple sealed it because we don’t have time for touch ups 😉
WOW! This is awesome!! I wish my boyfriend would let me do this to our bathroom, I love it! I’m thinking though maybe a few decorative tiles on a wall art piece, or out in the yard.
That sounds lovely! 🙂
I love this idea. Its good to know you can paint on vinyl with chalk paint. The bathroom update looks really really good.
I love your new floor I am tempted to try it on mine
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Get out, this is the best idea ever!!!!
I hate the tile in my motor home so this would be perfect!
YES! This is the perfect paint for that project!
Oh – I do want to ask – any problem with the floor being very slippery after the poly? It does look great, nice job and thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Joel! No problem, we did 3 light coats of poly and it’s pretty and shiney but not slippery, thank goodness 🙂
I love this idea and i seems easy enough to do! We have ugly tiles similar to this in both of our bathrooms and its not in the budget to replace, yet. I pinned this to try to convince the hubby to let me try!
We can try it Mary 🙂
DO IT! We’d LOVE to see it 😀
Tile transformation is just awesome. You did a great job. I liked this chalk paint tile floors tutorial, it’s very simple. Thanks for sharing this post.
Thanks so much! It was super easy 😀
Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy!I have horrid tile in the kitchen and dining room and have been wondering if I could paint them! Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy!
Do it! Do it!
Me too? I need to cover dark rust color tile… help ??
Do it! You’ll love it!!
hey girls- this looks so good! Great idea!
Thanks so much, Shawnna! It’s definitely an improvement in our outdated bathroom 😀
This sure came out cute! I love that you started with black and stenciled with white. Such a great contrast for the rest of the room!
Thanks, Randi, we love it!
This looks amazing. I have a white tile kitchen floor and I hate it as it shows every crumb. I would love to do this. Great work 🙂
This hides everything! Especially because I sanded it. Give it a try!
How has it held up with wear ? Had it peeled?
Hi Tracy! It’s held up great and 4 kids use this space daily! I purposely distressed it to help camouflage the wear & tear but other than a few scuffs the sealer is doing its job well and the paint is holding nicely. 🙂 I am really happy with it!
I just did this and am curious the wear and if you wish you had done porch floor paint…can you email me since I don’t know that I will see this response?
Hi Angela! Just emailed you but are posting here too: no need to use porch paint but it probably would wear better? As long as you use a great sealer you should be good to go! 🙂
How do you clean it?
We used Swiffer wet jet on it mostly or a steam cleaner with no problems 🙂
What kind of prep work did you do before painting? I really would like to do this, but want to save myself the heartache of it not having staying power because I didn’t prep properly. Thanks in advance!
Hi Deb! We cleaned it really well was all but if you want to do extra prep, you can sand the tile beforehand after you clean it really well, wipe it down again with soap and water then proceed. You can also primer it before you stencil as well. Happy painting!
Hello, where did you get the stencil?
You can find the stencil here 🙂
Hi here !
I’m contemplating doing our laundry area but I’m terrified it will feel sticky and that it will show tread marks from shoes… any issues with this ?
Thanks in advance
Hi Melissa! You’ll LOVE the after!! I adored it in my bathroom with very high traffic, 4 kids shared the bathroom and we never had an issue 🙂 Happy painting!
Hi Lolly Jane,
I love DIY but am now confined to a wheel chair a good deal of the time, how will the make over with chalk paint hold up with a wheel chair running over it all the time!
Hi Brigitte, Good question! I would say that as long as it’s sealed really really (REALLY!) well then it should be able to handle the extra traffic from your chair 😉 I would use a stronger polyurethane than the spray, maybe even a hard shellac or lacquer so it doesn’t budge and your chair will glide over it 🙂 XO
I think you have lovely toes.