One of the last original items in our 1950’s house is the green kitchen tile countertops. Surprisingly, they have held up through the years and are in pretty decent condition. But, that’s not to say I wouldn’t love beautiful granite or butcher block to replace them (you should see my Pinterest boards, I am fully prepared for a kitchen remodel, ha!). At the moment though, we aren’t ready for a full remodel so I thought it would be fun to try a little DIY project to freshen things up a bit!
Here’s what our kitchen looked like before:
So the idea is to paint the tile with a tub and tile refinishing kit. It’s a paint that’s made up of an epoxy and acrylic formula that’s suppose to leave a shiny white, waterproof surface. Pretty neat! Most people use it on their bath tubs and sinks, but today we paint the tile!
To prepare, you have to get the surface super clean. A degreaser, Barkeepers Friend and bleach was used.
Once clean, the fun begins!
After the first coat:
And then the second!
After it’s all said and done, it turned out pretty good and made our kitchen brighter and feeling refreshed!
How have they held up? About to do this to the Home we just bought.
They held up quite well! Obviously no cutting directly on them, but other than that I would recommend doing it if on a budget!
Looks nice-too bad all the character and architectural integrity was wiped out 🙁
They hold up well without dealing with polyacrylic? Saw another blogger used that to seal them. Didn’t know if it was necessary.
Yes, they held up well with no polyacrylic.
How many coats did you end up doing/needing? And how many boxes of the product did you have to use?