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How to paint your floor tiles

Looking for flawless floors? Rust-Oleum Washable Matt Floor Tile Paint is perfect for revamping your kitchen, bathroom, porch or hall tiles with a refreshing splash of colour. Cut out the time, effort and expense of replacing your stone or ceramic floor tiles and give them an instant facelift with a simple lick of paint!

Unsure where to start? Read on and find out how to paint your floor tiles in just three easy steps.

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You Will Need:

Rust-Oleum Washable Matt Floor Tile Paint Base (Part 1)

Rust-Oleum Activator (Part 2)

Paint stirrer

Small or large roller tray and foam or short-pile roller (depending on size of area you are painting)


Masking tape

Dust sheets

Disposable gloves

Protective glasses

Degreaser (sugar soap or equivalent)

Scrubbing brush

Sponge or cloth

Step 1

Before you start, make sure to protect your hands and eyes with disposable gloves and protective glasses. Next, prepare the space by removing all furniture from the room and protect skirting boards, walls, doors and other areas you don’t want to paint with masking tape or dustsheets. 

Step 2

Preparation is key. Vacuum and sweep your floor before using a degreaser cleaner (sugar soap or equivalent) to thoroughly scrub the tiles. Rinse the surface afterwards with water to ensure your tiles are clean and free from contamination i.e., dust, dirt, grime etc. Make sure that the tiles are completely dry before you start painting them and make good any repairs to failing grouting. 

Step 3

Now all you have to do is paint!  

Add the Activator (included) to the Rust-Oleum Floor Tile Paint and stir thoroughly until the mixture is uniform. We recommend using a paint brush to ‘cut in’ around the edges of the room and paint in-between the tiles- this ensures that the paint reaches difficult areas, like grout, evenly. Use a roller to apply paint to the remainder for an effortlessly smooth finish. Apply two coats for flawless results.

Remember to plan an ‘escape route’ by starting at the furthest wall away from the entrance while moving backwards towards the door.

Floor tile - before

Floor Tiles before painting

Floor Tiles painted in Quarry Lime

And that’s it! 

Rust-Oleum Washable Matt Floor Tile Paint is the perfect way to give your bathroom, kitchen, hall or porch floor tiles a complete makeover. Available in over 100 stunning colours, skip the costly, time-consuming renovation with this durable, water and mould resistant paint. Whether you want a subtle touch-up or a unique new colour to suit your interior style, revamp your tiled floors with ease by painting them a bold or muted shade in a contemporary matt finish.

Rust-Oleum, Tor- Coatings, 21 White Rose Way, Follingsby Park, Gateshead, NE10 8YX

Company Number 04503854