How to renovate and paint the tiles
According to Pinterest, one of the top design trends of 2019 is painting your tiles. No wonder, since recycling your old tiles has many advantages: it's cheaper than a complete renovation, and you can also avoid the chaos that comes with housework.
And it doesn't matter if you want to completely repaint your tiles or prefer to paint and enhance them with patterns like mosaics - the tile renovation trend can also be done without manual experience.
We will show you step by step how and with which color unsightly tiles can be removed and transformed. And we will tell you how you can renew your tiles even without painting.
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The kitchen and bathroom often have tiled floors and walls. Especially if these are from the '60s or' 70s, the tiles are anything but contemporary.
If you still want beautiful tiles without doing an expensive renovation with all the mess that comes with it, then recycling your old tiles is the right idea for you. Both floor tiles and tiled walls can be painted and then redesigned and remodeled.
What paints to use to paint the tiles?
If you want to paint the tiles, you need to use a special tile color or paint. It is usually applied in two layers and can be further sealed at the end. The best thing to do is consult the hardware store, about which tile paint is right for your needs. Directly choose a color tone to your liking.
Paint tiles in the bathroom and kitchen
For small, windowless bathrooms, light colors or white are particularly suitable, as they make the room look larger and more modern. In the kitchen, in addition to classic white, you can also use more vibrant colors to create color accents.
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Maybe you already have white and monochromatic tiles, but they are too boring for you. Then you can just paint the patterned tiles and enhance it. Above all trendy, this year they are mosaic patterns that bring an exotic and Mediterranean touch to your apartment. The mosaics stand out well both as a border on the wall and on the floor.
When you paint your tiles you have to follow the same procedure as for the complete painting. Once you have decided on a nice pattern, you just need to have stencil templates that will allow you to evenly apply the designs with the colored paint.
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Painting tiles: step by step
Step 1: first layer
With a clean paint roller you now paint the tiles evenly and let the paint dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. Make sure the paint does not get wet during this time. If you are drawing a pattern instead of a full paint job, just paint your template using stencils.
Phase 2: second pass
Once the first layer of paint has dried, you can pass the second layer with a clean roller. Again, your patience is needed again until the color is completely dry.
Step 3: protection (Optional)
As soon as everything has dried well, it is recommended to apply a protective coating as a seal, especially in shower enclosures or floors. Get the best advice in the hardware store.
Painting or using stickers on the tiles?
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It is not always possible to paint your tiles. If you live in a rented apartment, the landlord will probably not agree. In any case, you should ask before starting.
Fortunately, if you can't paint your tiles, there is an easy and inexpensive way to paint your tiles: tile stickers. They are available in countless colors and patterns. The big advantage: they are very easy to apply and remove without leaving any residue.