When my husband and I first moved into our new home, one of the first renovation projects on the list was our kitchen floor. The tile was in good shape but the color was definitely and eye sore. My first thought was that we should rip all of the title out and replace it with new tile. However, as we looked at our long list of projects, we realized that we didn't really have the money or the time to replace all the tile. After some research, I found that quite a few people had successfully painted their tile. This idea really interested me because not only would it cost next to nothing but it would only take a few hours to completely transform our kitchen floor. We have had our floor painted for over a year and overall I'm happy with the results. When people come to visit, they are always so impressed that our floor is painted. Here is the process and the supplies that we used to paint our floor.
- Sherwin Williams Porch and Floor Porch & Floor Enamel (Interior & Exterior Latex)$67.99 per gallon
- Quick Shine Multi-Surface Floor Finish and Polish, 64 oz. Refill Bottle$9.99 per bottle
Make sure that your floor or surface is clean..If your tile has a shiny or glossy surface, use an electric hand sander to gently buff top of the tile. The paint will stick to the title better if the surface is a little rough. Our tile had textured/gritty surface so we didn't have the sand. Depending on the surface texture, you may also want to apply a really good bonding primer. We choose to not apply a primer and our floors have held up just fine. Use a paint roller to to apply the paint to the tile. Like I mentioned above, we used Sherwin Williams Porch and Floor Porch & Floor Enamel (Interior & Exterior Latex). However, you can probably use any porch or floor paint. Because we were using white paint, we had to apply two pretty heavy coats to the floor. Let the floor dry about four hours before walking on it. I would suggest waiting at least 1-2 days before heavy use.