Leisure & Activities
Painting and Decorating
tile can be beautiful and elegant. But it can
also be bland and uninspired. If you want to
add a little color or creativity to your tile,
by: Pamela Cole Harris
Remember to clean your tile
and let it dry before you begin any project.
1. Seal both tile and surrounding
grout with a water-based floor varnish. Ask your home
improvement retailer for suggestions about a good water-based
floor varnish for your area.
2. Brush paint primer on
both tile and grout. Let it dry for at least 12 hours
before you begin painting.
3. With an artist's brush,
paint your pattern with latex paint. Simple designs are
best. You can use stencils or, if you are brave, try painting
your own original design directly on the tile. Let the
tile dry before sealing.
4. Seal the tiles with two
coats of water-based varnish. Let the tile dry between
Decorating your old tile
can be easy and fun. Now, anyone have a great idea for
rescuing an old bathtub? (Without making it a backyard
planter, that is!)
About The Author
Pamela Cole Harris
has been a writer for over 35 years (Yikes! Has it been
that long?) Her fun, tongue-in-cheek approach to decorating
has made http://www.homeandgardenmakeover.com
one of the most popular décor sites on the
net. She brings the same spirit of fun to cooking at http://www.thewellfedtraveler.com
and running a home business at http://www.pajamabusinesses.com.