The word “bathroom” is not always associated with the name of the product.
But, as a homeowner, the choice of decorating a room with bathroom tiles is an important one.
The quality of the tiles will depend on the amount of light they receive.
And, as with any room decoration, the best choice comes down to what you are using them for.
“It’s really about the aesthetics,” says Sarah McBride, a certified home and architectural designer who works in Seattle and Portland.
“I really don’t care about color.
I think they just look nice.”
What You’ll Need: 1.
A tub of tile (preferably white) 2.
A bathtub or showerhead 3.
A large flat surface or a mirror 4.
A small piece of wood or scrap wood that fits into the tub or shower head 5.
A towel or cloth to wipe the tile off with 6.
A sheet of paint (I use a clear primer and spray paint) 7.
A brush or paintbrush 8.
A cloth or towel to wipe off the paint 9.
A paper towel or spray bottle 10.
A nail file or screwdriver 11.
Paint brush, glue stick, nail clippers, or other small tool 12.
A spray bottle, spray bottle cap, or tube of clear spray paint (for cleaning) 13.
Paint brushes or other tool for gluing or polishing 14.
Spray bottle cap for storing spray paint bottles (optional) What to Use: 1) Coat a large surface or shower-head with clear primer.
Use a small flat surface for the bathtub and showerhead, but not for the tile floor.
2) Paint a large flat-surface with a thin coat of paint, such as white paint or brown.
It will absorb most of the light and keep it from sticking to the tile.
3) Add a small amount of white paint to a small piece.
You may want to coat it with clear paint as well.
The white paint will help protect the tile from the harsh light and will give the tile a glossy finish.
4) Apply a thin layer of clear or gloss coat to a towel or a cloth.
I usually use clear paint in the towel to keep the paint from sticking.
If you don’t have a towel, spray paint will work as well as clear paint for this purpose.
5) Apply some clear or glaze over the tiles to protect the surface from dirt and grime.
6) Apply paintbrush, a small paint brush, or a nail file to polish or paint the tile to make it look its best.
7) Add clear or glue stick to a piece of paper towel, tape, or cloth.
Use the adhesive to hold the tile together and then use a brush to polish it. 8) Spray paint or clear spray on a tile to seal the tile and give it an even finish.
9) Apply the rest of the paint to the surface to create a nice and glossy finish 10) Use a dry sponge or paper towel to paint on any areas of the tile that you don’ want to get a dusting of paint onto.
This can be as simple as a few thin strokes of clear, or as detailed as a coating of clear with a glaze of paint.
11) Apply clear spray to a flat surface to seal up any areas that you’d like to add to the floor.
12) Use dry brush or spray stick to paint the tiles.
The spray paint is the easiest to work with.
You can use it to paint your door, your counter, your sink, or even your bathroom tile.
What to Avoid: I always try to keep my tiles clean and cleanable.
When I have a bathroom tile stain, I always keep the surface clean and don’t let it dry on the bathroom floor.
I also try to wear a mask to protect my face from the sticky paint.
To protect myself from the fumes from the paint, I also use a respirator.
13) When you’re cleaning up, use the paintbrush to gently scrub away any dirt and other debris that you may have missed.
And don’t worry about it falling out.
I like to wipe it off with a dry paper towel.
14) If you’re using a paintbrush for paint, be sure to use a clean and dry sponge.
If the paint doesn’t adhere to the sponge, just dab the sponge with the brush and the paint will adhere.
If your paint is sticky, don’t use it on the floor as that will just add to it. 15) When using clear spray, you should avoid using the brush to apply the paint.
Instead, dab the paint onto the tile surface with the spray bottle.
When the paint is dry, dab a second spray bottle over the tile in a circular motion.
This will prevent any dust from sticking and will make it easy to wipe down the tiles with a damp cloth.
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