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Give a Kitchen Backsplash a Makeover with Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile

Rust-Oleum's Tub & Tile kit is an affordable alternative to the mess of replacing tiles, and it transforms this kitchen backsplash in a day.

07/01/2019

If you don't have the budget to rip out and replace tiles, or simply do not want to have all the mess that comes with a re-tiling project, painting tiles is a quick and easy fix. You can apply Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile in a day for an instant tile makeover - without the mess and fuss. 

YOU WILL NEED:

Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile kit

Heavy-duty tile cleaner

180-grit sandpaper

Scouring pads

Clean cloths or rags

Plastic drop cloth

Masking tape

TOOLS:

Paintbrushes

Foam paint roller

Paint trays

Paint stirrer

Gloves

 

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HERE'S HOW:

GOOD TO KNOW: Open all windows and doors and have a fan on hand to clear the room air quickly.

1. Remove all plug and light switch covers, silicone or beading around the edge of tiles, and cover countertops with a plastic drop cloth taped down with masking tape.

2. Use a scouring pad and tile cleaner to scrub down tiles and grout. Make sure to remove all traces of grease, particularly behind a stove or extractor fan. Also scrub the grout lines between the tiles.

GOOD TO KNOW: For glossy tiles it's a good idea to go over the tiles with 180-grit sandpaper.

3. Rinse with a clean cloth and wipe dry.

4. Follow the instructions for correct mixing procedure.

GOOD TO KNOW: Mix both parts A and B before combining the two together and mixing thoroughly.

 

 

5. It's a good idea for two people to do this project. One can start painting the grout lines...

...While the other follows with a paint roller to smooth the paint and cover the tiles.

GOOD TO KNOW: Leave the first coat to dry for 1 hour.

6. Repeat step 5 above to apply a second coat.

GOOD TO KNOW: Double check around the edges that all areas have been covered.

See the video below for more information on this project.

 

 

 

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