Hey all! Welcome into my kitchen. The only personal touch and it’s builder grade fundamental as going in four years back I’ve made on it, will be painting the walls red.
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I was inspired by the site Sawdust and Embryos to undertake a project. I planned to make a marble tile impact using paint! This job cost me a total of 2, believe it or not. I taped off the area, eliminated switch pockets, and prepped my walls.
Because my paint was glossy, I cut on the wall. I then employed the initial coat of paint and a primer. This jacket will be the “grout” shade so I was convinced to choose paint in a flat, satin, or eggshell finish.
Following this, it’s important to allow the paint cure for 3 days. The next step is to tape on painters tape, so if you don’t allow your grout color dry, the tape will probably cause it to peel off. While you are waiting for this to dry, proceed to Amazon and purchase 1/8″ thick painters tape.
Nowadays you reach the part that is difficult. Not only is the taping procedure long (took me 4 hours) but it’s hard to guarantee parallel and flat lines. I utilized a hint that made this fairly easy! I used that and I recorded lines. I made small pencil marks of the place to tape every foot or as guidelines. I used the bottom of my cabinets as a direct as they are installed to be totally flat whereas your counters can loose their “levelness” along with wear. This eliminated the need for tape measure or an true amount. Once I was completed taping I assessed my lines and they were great!
Then I put lines to define the tile length all. I didn’t quantify or think too difficult because I wanted it to look random. I did assess these lines from a square with my countertops to be sure they were perpendicular. Do not forget on the outside of the rear splash place, anyplace ordinary, and really in corners tiles could have grout.
Another idea to make sure crisp and straight paint traces: after taping, operate a damp, not dripping washcloth over the tape to trigger the edge sealant (sort of like a temporary tattoo).
For the “tiles” I went with a high gloss finish. High gloss makes it gives comparison from the lines to it look more realistic, and is also durable. I utilized a cupboard and trim paint because that stuff is meant to withstand great tear and wear. I chose a greige (grayish beige) color + white with small paint brushes to find the look of stone tiles. You and eliminate sandpaper’re Done! You’ll want to remove the tape immediately after painting on the “tiles” to make sure clean paint lines. Leave the tape on because it’s layered under paint to the exterior edges. For this removal, wait till the rear splash gets dried at least a hour so it comes off clean , and scour the borders of their painters tape.
*UPDATE* since painting this backsplash, I also repainted the wall color in my kitchen and did a few other minor updates (such as the outlet plates). Watch its entire transformation here!
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