Your Own Stroke of Brilliance
Faux mosaic tiles are simple, fast and
versatile. They're also the perfect vehicle for tying several colours
together and for using as a repeat motif in select areas. We used this
mosaic motif on the floor, the back-splash, and the counter bullnose
Base Coat: AquaPearl #967
Tile colours: Wall Satin #1604, #279, #510, #HC-61 and black
Protective finish: Stays Clear high gloss latex urethane
small blocks of upholstery foam
or make-up sponges, utility knife,
pad applicator, newspaper
4 Easy Steps to
Inlaid Mosaic Tile
- Paint the surface with base coat and
allow to dry overnight.
- Cut several one-inch wide shapes such
as squares, triangles and rectangles from the block of upholstery foam
or make-up sponges.
- Using the paint can lids as palettes,
dip each foam shape into the paint. Dab off on newspaper, then press
firmly onto the surface in a random pattern.
- Allow to dry. Apply three coats of
Stays Clear using pad applicator.
- For terracotta tiles that are slightly
more orange in appearance, substitute the following colours for the
ones we used: #1201, #1204, and # 1145.
- As this is a painted wood floor, wear
is to expected, however, touch ups are easy. With time this floor may
require another coat of Stays Clear in high traffic areas as part of a
regular maintenance program.
Compliments of: Hyde Park Paint & Paper,