Today, I am going to explain how I painted the ceramic tile floor in our entry. I must first apologize for the pictures. Because the entry is so small it was really hard to get a decent picture of the floor during the whole process.
Let's go back to the before picture so that you can see what the floor looked like before.
It was a pinkish tan color tile with a lot of texture. The grout is stained and dirty even though I tried cleaning it several times. I really didn't like the color and yes that is spilled paint on the floor. All the more reason to paint it.
I have seen other bloggers paint just about anything so I thought that this was doable as well. I gave it a whirl because it couldn't look worse.
Here is a list of the supplies I used:
Glidden Gripper Primer - Grey
Black Interior Paint (I used leftover black paint from the kitchen)
Minwax Polycrylic in Clear Satin
I started out by cleaning the floor and letting it dry completely then sanding all the tiles. After sanding, I cleaned it again. Next, I painted 2 coats of the Glidden Gripper Primer.
After 2 coats of Primer
I let the primer dry completely for a couple of days. Then, I painted 2 coats of my black interior paint.
After 2 coats of black paint
I let the paint dry for 24 hours then applied 4 coats of Polycrylic.
After 4 coats of Polycrylic
I waited another 24 hours before walking on the floor.
Before, the floor was dull and boring and now it is super shiny and looks great. I am not going to lie, the black floor shows every bit of dirt so I clean it pretty much every day. But it is well worth the work. I love it.
Have you ever painted anything that most people wouldn't? I will paint anything. I love that paint isn't that expensive and it makes such a difference.
I'll be back on Saturday with another project that I recently finished.
By the way, my office/craft room has been featured on Offbeat Home. You can check it out here. I am so grateful.