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Rust-Oleum Chalked paint for bathroom floor

We received such a great response to our feature on painting floor tiles that we wanted to share this project for painting bathroom floor tiles with Rust-Oleum Chalked paint.

19/08/2018

We recently featured how to paint floor tiles with a decorative stencil design. Over at Lolly Jane they painted the floor tiles in a small bathroom using Rust-Oleum Chalked paint in charcoal, then added a stencil design in linen white before sealing the floor. If you want the full details, pop onto the website and enter 'paint floor tiles' in the search bar.

 

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Painting floor tiles, especially in a small space like a bathroom, is an inexpensive and easy way to give your floor tiles a brand new look - without ripping up and  replacing them.

 

 

If you do want to consider this as a project, bear in mind that it is a temporary solution, but one that should last a couple of years if you do a touch-up now and again. And this will give you time to save up the funds you need to do a proper bathroom renovation.

HERE'S HOW:

1. After giving the floor a thorough clean and allowing to dry, two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked ultra matte paint in Charcoal were applied to the floor. As long as the floor is clean and you allow the recommended drying time between each coat, this step is easy and can be performed with a foam paint roller.

GOOD TO KNOW: Start in a far corner and paint your way out of the room. Also cover any fittings with masking tape so they don't get covered in paint.

2. After letting the paint dry for the specified amount of time, you can apply your choice of stencil design to finish off the painted floor. Use a foam stencil brush to apply the stencil design and have some newspaper handy if you need to dab off excess paint. It's far better to do a couple of light coats than apply the paint too thick for a single coat.

 

 

3. To finish off your painted floor it's important to apply a top coat or sealer. Rust-Oleum have a Top Coat that is used in conjunction with their Chalked range, and they also have Ultimate Polyurethane Natural Matte Sealer that can be applied over the top of the painted tiles.

GOOD TO KNOW: You should apply a minimum of three coats, allowing drying time between each coat. The sealer will protect the finish and extend the life of your painting project - so don't skip this step and take the time to do it properly.

 

 

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