Handpaint a Kitchen Backsplash

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

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Materials:

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

Steps:

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.

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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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