Handpaint a Kitchen Backsplash

Create a fresh focal point for your kitchen with a handpainted backsplash.



glossy surface primer
wall paint (Benjamin Moore, Aura Fresh Air, 211)
foam roller
paint brush
small artist's brush


1. Apply glossy surface primer to the tiles. Regular wall or ceiling primer will not work. Using a foam roller will provide a smooth finish.

2. Once the primer has dried, apply regular wall paint over the primer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dry times.



3. To add a pattern to the tiles, use a stencil or freehand a design. With a stencil, use a foam roller to apply the paint. To freehand a design, use artist's brushes.

4. Protect your masterpiece by applying a coat of polyurethane over the entire painted area, according to the manufacturer's instructions. This will seal the paint and protect it from the normal wear and tear of a high traffic area such as a kitchen.

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