Fireplace Makeover with Tile Stencil
Is your Fireplace in need of a makeover? Transform your Fireplace with just one Stencil. We'll show you how.
To start with measure your tiles so that you buy the correct sized stencil. When you measure, do not include the grout. If we don't have your exact size then simply buy the tile size that is slightly bigger and add a note to your order informing us the correct size of your tile, so that we can re-size the design for you so that it fits perfectly.
This is Claudia's fireplace makeover (all image credits to @claudbank). She painted the fireplace tiles with primer first. Allowed this to dry, then painted 2 coats of white Rustoleum Chalk Paint. Once all this was dry it was time to start stenciling.
Claudia started painting every other tile to begin with to allow the paint to dry before completing the tiles in between. This helps prevent you from smudging the paint.
Claudia was then able to paint the other tiles in between. Remember to always blot the roller on old newspaper or paper towel before stenciling to remove any excess paint. It's the excess paint that causes bleeding underneath the stencil.
This left just the awkward shaped tiles next to the wall. Having a second stencil is really helpful so that you can cut it to fit any awkward corners and spaces.
Once the stenciling was complete it was left to dry and then finished off with a sealer, just to give it added protection.