How to Paint Decorative Tile

Use tile as a canvas for painting any design you desire.
hclvr148_4final2

hclvr148_4final2

Materials and Tools:

stoneware clay
6-by-4-inch plaster mold
rubber mallet
cut-off wire
straightedge
pencil
glazes of various colors
ear syringe
black wax pen
kiln

Steps:

1. Press a slab of stoneware clay into a 6-by-4-inch blank mold. Cut off excess clay with cut-off wire.

2. Allow clay to set for about an hour. Remove the tile from the mold.

3. After the tile has dried, bisque-fire it to cone 06 in a kiln.

4. Sketch your design on the tile with a pencil.

5. Trace over the pencil lines with black wax.

6. After the wax has dried, apply color glazes to the design with an ear syringe.

7. Fire the tile to cone 6 in a kiln.

Keep Reading

Next Up

How To Paint Furniture

We've got 8 simple steps for adding a coat of color.

Decorative Paint Technique: Distressing Instructions

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash . Distressing is the modern approach to creating a timeless treasure. Follow these instructions from Danielle Hirsch.

Decorative Paint Techniques: Wall Preparation Instructions

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash. These simple wall-preparation tips will help ensure professional results.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Get a budget-friendly way to update your kitchen cabinets with paint and a simple glaze treatment.

Decorative Paint Technique: Woodgraining Instructions

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash . If the beauty of real wood isn't in the budget, paint and a fun tool can make a great alternative. Follow these instructuctions.

Decorative Paint Technique: Leather Wall Instructions

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash . Put the luxurious look of soft leather on your walls using plastic grocery bags. Follow these instructions from Danielle Hirsch.

Decorative Paint Technique: Parchment Instructions

From our online exclusive Decorative Paint Techniques with Danielle Hirsch of Color Splash . This Old-World look resembles parchment paper and fits in today's modern homes. Follow these instructions from Danielle Hirsch.

How to Properly Paint Your Home's Exterior

Give your house a fresh, updated look with exterior paint.

How to Make Hand-Painted Plates

Give inexpensive white dinner plates a high-end, custom look with a stenciled design and ceramic paint. Not only is this project great for the holidays, but also for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays.

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.