Painting Floor Tiles DIY

Giving a new look to your hidden tiles Alice Springs / Australia / 2016

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It's weekend already, a great time for DIY project.


The floor has been kept under the carpets the whole time. It's time to rip them off and let the floor tiles be exposed since it's summer and the temperature is rising.


Start by ripping out all the old carpeting.


As now the floor is bare without the carpet, we can see the tile and what a surprise. It's Oliver green tile from the 1950's and it's most likely asbetos tiles.


Since it's suspected to be asbestos tiles, the first plan was to remove them all. Asbestos is too terrifying considering its effect to health. Performing asbestos testing or removal is highly considered for older houses before conducting renovation work because those houses are commonly clad with asbestos-containing materials. Asking an opinion from a professional for any work dealing with asbestos suspected materials. it is strongly recommended. For more information on testing and removal, visit https://www.asbestoswatchmelbourne.com.au/asbestos-removal-melbourne/


However, since the tile is in good condition, so it will not become airborne. Painting can be a temporary solution before you finally remove the tile.


The option was to paint the floor in two phases rather instead of doing it at once to avoid any disturbance to the daily activities. The paint recommends drying for 72 hours before returning to normal, which makes the most sense for us. After the first page is fully cured, we will relocate the room to the painted tile and finish Phase 2.


The most essential part of this project is the preparation. It is important to have a clean and dry surface, free from dirt and dust, for the best results.


Do you know that painting the floor can be the most entertaining painting job? It's much easier and faster than painting on any other surface.


Just go around the room quickly and hug the walls with a brush.


Then use the floor as a paint tray and paint the paint over the surface with a roller on an extension bar. There is one thing that you really need to keep in mind is that you do not literally paint yourself into the corner. Just begin at the opposite corner and go to the exit / entrance of the room.


After about an hour, the color is dry with a very nice egg shell glimmer, but you have to wait 72 hours before returning to regular use.


Once this time is over, you can move the furniture and paint the remaining page. The pictures do not do it justice, but it looks so much better. The subtle mosaic lines are very nice in person and almost give the feeling of a dark stone tile. The painting also gives a good job of covering the damaged areas and I look forward to going to other recent touches in this room.


The only concern is how the tiles will take the paint, as it is obviously designed specifically for concrete or wooden surfaces, but only time will tell. It probably needs some kind of extra sealant or wait and see how it works.


It may be a temporary repair, but it is a temporary solution, which is really nice.


 


Source: http://thespiffycompany.com/painting-the-living-room-floor-tiles-part-i/

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    It's weekend already, a great time for DIY project. The floor has been kept under the carpets the whole time. It's time to rip them off and let the floor tiles be exposed since it's summer and the temperature is rising. Start by ripping out all the old carpeting. As now the floor is bare without the carpet, we can see the tile and what a surprise. It's Oliver green tile from the 1950's and it's most likely asbetos tiles. Since it's suspected to be asbestos tiles, the first plan was to...

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    • Year 2016
    • Work finished in 2016
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Country houses/cottages
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