Give your bathroom’s ceramic tile a fresh new appearance by criticizing it instead of replacing it. Tile decals, which add a stylistic touch without demanding a lot of work, are even safe for rental homes, as they are removable. Repaint some or all the tile in the dry regions of the bathroom, aside from the bathtub or shower, to add layouts and patterns or to completely alter their shade.

Decorative Decals

Add a new motif or accent thickness to the bathroom walls with decals. Decals designed specifically for shingles stick to clean ceramic tiles, or make your own from your favorite color of contact paper by drawing a design on the backing paper and cutting it out. To get a beach-themed bathroom, for example, use decals with a beach chair and umbrella or even many seagulls in flight. Shell and seahorse shapes give the room a bit of underwater appeal. Should you would like patterns to designs, pick waves, chevrons or possibly a pattern of paw prints traveling across the top row of shingles over the bathroom sink. Removable wall decals might also be used on ceramic tile; check the decal size before purchase to ensure each decal fits within the space of one bathroom tile. Some decals may peel away if used in moist areas like the shower or bathtub surround; to get optimum results, use them in other regions of the restroom.

Color Change

Give the bathroom tile a entirely new shade to improve your environment, whether it’s around the ground, the walls, either or even both. Painting works best in the bathtub and shower, where excessive moisture can make it peel away prematurely. To get a small update, paint the best band of tile a new shade, like cobalt blue, to bring a new new accent to the space, or paint an entire wall’s worth of tile to get a brand new look. Sand the tile gently to scuff it up and make it receptive to primer. Wear a dusk mask to prevent breathing in dust; then wipe the tiles down with a soft rag. A bonding primer is the key to getting paint to stick nicely to the tile; after that dries, use a latex semi-gloss or polish paint to ensure the paint finish holds up nicely to humidity. Apply a water-based polyurethane paints over your work following the paint dries for many days — particularly on ground tile — to prolong the paint finish.

Tape or Stencil Treatments

Create patterns on the wall using paint and masking tape or stencils for another means to upgrade the tile. For patterns like chevrons or diagonal stripes, apply masking tape strips to create your favorite layout over tidy tiles, smoothing the tape borders to prevent the paint from bleeding. Apply a bonding primer if you’re painting large regions of the shingles to help the paint stick, leaving the tape in place until you paint. For stenciled designs, use a removable spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place; then apply the paint with a stencil-pouncing brush through the holes in the stencil. Brush paint onto a rubber stamp to stamp designs on the tile.

Marker Makeover

Give tiles a daring or colorful makeover with permanent markers. The marker treatment appears best in moderation; use it on select tiles like a band across the surface of a backsplash, or over a few tiles on each wall. Clean the tiles first with mildly soapy water; then rub them down with white vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Once the tiles dry, draw your designs, like rainbow stripes, smiling suns or blades of grass. To get a kid’s bathroom, draw cars, dinosaurs or ladybugs to get a themed room. Utilize decoupage medium or even a crystal clear polyurethane sealer to protect your artwork.

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