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Painting and Decorating Tile
Ceramic 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, here's how!
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 coats.
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.
Beginning Interior Design
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How I Got A Robot To Vacuum The House
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You may think choosing garage doors is straight forward, however there are many things to consider, such as whether your garage is adjoining your property, is it a single or a double garage, how much clearance inside and out is needed and so on. Also, the appearance of the garage door can influence what material you use.
Cleaning House and the 80-20 Rule
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An Introduction to Waterproofing Systems
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A Checklist for Bathroom Remodeling Plans
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Bakers Racks Add Flair And Style To Your Kitchen
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The Cost of Remodeling a Bathroom
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Soy Candles? What Will They Think of Next?
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Home Is Where The Heart Is
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Different Materials Used for Roofing and Determining the Cost of Each One
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Non Slip Maintenance Of Honed Interior Marble
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Professional Asphalt Paving Contractors In California
Choosing an asphalt paving contractor can be a major event if you don't take cautionary measures to ensure proper work to be conducted. First, you must review your service provider's credentials and make sure that they have a well known history of success in the asphalt paving industry.
How to Layout Recessed Lighting
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5 Questions To Ask Before Starting Any Home Improvement Project
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Feng Shui Your Home, Work and Life For Balance and Harmony
Feng Shui describes the communication that takes place every day between you and your environment, be it your home, garden or work. This discipline investigates the universal feelings and reactions of human beings to all environments, including our world.
What Does It Take To Be An Interior Designer?
When trying to decide if Interior Design is right for you, it helps to know what that really means. Interior Design is not simply the profession that "makes rooms and places pretty"; it takes a little bit more than that.
Tiles are the Foundation Stone for Your Stylish Bathroom!
Tiles can increase the value of any home. Ceramic tiles, mosaic tile, floor tile all add an extra quality to your home.
Warm & Toasty Outdoors with Patio Heaters
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