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DIY stencilled floor: How to create a pattern on tiles with stencils

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TikTok is a brilliant resource for home improvement hacks, and one TikTok user revealed how she created a unique pattern on her kitchen tiles with stencils and paints. The video posted by @homechronicles got more than 141,000 likes and other TikTokers flocked to the comment section to find out how they can achieve a similar look. Express.co.uk chatted to DIY and upcycling expert for ITV’s This Morning, Georgina Burnett (also known as The Home Genie), to find out how to create a pattern on your tiles with stencils.

A home improvement blogger, @homechronicles on TikTok, has shown off her impressive DIY skills in a short video clip.

The video, which has racked up more than 2.2 million views, shows the blogger take her kitchen tiles from drab to fab with just a few licks of paint.

She starts by painting the marble-look tiles white with a paint roller brush and then paints over this with black paint.

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Once that dried, she placed down some Moroccan-esque mosaic stencils and painted over this with white paint.

The blogger’s end result was stunning, but we couldn’t help but wonder whether the final look would last long.

TikTok users expressed their concerns in the comments about the paint flaking off, so Express.co.uk has asked a DIY and upcycling expert for her views.

Georgina Burnett, aka the Home Genie, has revealed how to paint your tiles correctly.

Once totally dry, roller on tile paint primer that will be appropriate for the topcoat you will eventually use.

Georgina said: “Start at the opposite end of the room, make sure there’s plenty of ventilation and no little feet around!”

You may need two coats for sufficient coverage, so stock up on enough paint to get the job done in one go.

The colours you choose are up to you, but if you want to copy the TikTok video you need white and black ceramic paint.

Let the primer dry and then roll black ceramic paint over the entire floor, following the instructions on the tin.

Don’t miss a patch of the floor and make sure you paint over the grout.

Georgina said: “You will probably need two coats so you will want to lightly sand and clean in between coats.”

Once the black paint is totally dry, it’s time to put your stencil in place. Georgina said: “Place your stencil on the tile furthest away from the entrance, you can either use masking tape to hold it in place at the corners or press down.

“Then, roller white ceramic paint over the stencil and carefully lift before it totally dries, to avoid the paint from peeling away with the stencil.

“Wipe the stencil of any paint and repeat on the next tile until all tiles have been decorated.”

To ensure your handiwork stays in place and lasts as long as possible, Georgina recommends finishing with an appropriate sealant.

You will need to tread very carefully even after the paint is dry.

Georgina added: “Follow the instructions on the paint tins, but I’d be tempted to only replace furniture after a week or so, and avoid tap dancing for a few weeks!”



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