This is an inexpensive and clever way to create a tiled effect with
simple painted squares. Fine tape separates the tiles and is removed
when the effect is finished to give the illusion of grouting. Experiment
with different colours to create your own design or leave some of
the squares plain as a contrast.
Super Grip Primer
Wash 'n Wear Silk paint (white and a second colour)
tray and Mohair Roller
wide masking tape
or Mutton Cloth
Floor Sealer Clear
used in this setting:
3F1-8 : Pennies from Heaven
Paint the wall or floor that you are using for this effect
in super grip primer and over coat with wash and wear silk
in colour of choice. Decide on the width of your tiled panel.
measure out the floor and divide that by the size of your
tile. From the middle of the floor mark out your first tile
and mask it off.
Mark the dots along the tape at 40cm intervals for floors
and 20cm for walls on either side of the centre mark. Use
the spirit level to draw vertical lines down the wall or
floor. Mark dots along the vertical lines at 40 cm intervals
and connect them to draw horizontal lines. Place fine masking
tape over the lines in both directions. Press down well
to ensure that as little paint as possible will be able
to seep underneath it.
Pour the second colour Wash 'n Wear Silk paint into the paint
tray and add 30% glaze and 10% water. Apply an even coat of glaze
to the paint brush, and work it over the square in light and dark
patches. Now rub the cloth over these squares to make them slightly
Remove all the tape and seal with Dulux Floor Sealer Clear.