If you think that decorating your kitchen is a huge job that will take a long time, here’s a great idea for refreshing your splashback – and it took me no more than an hour.
The tiles behind my hob have looked past their best for a while. Then someone suggested painting them. Here they are before I started:
First, I washed down and then masked off the areas I was going to paint – round sockets and, as the tiles continue down the wall, the actual area I wanted to stand out as the splashback.
Next, I gathered my tools – two sizes of paint brush (one smaller for corners), an apron to keep me clean and some paint brush cleaner to whisk away any mistakes and to clean the brushes with after.
I used Ronseal One Coat Tile Paint in Magnolia – and fortunately, it’s quite forgiving – simply paint it on and however wonky your brushwork, it settles to a smooth, glossy coating.
It covered not only the plain tiles evenly, but also all trace of the patterned tiles is gone. Just have a look at the result!
If you’re feeling more creative, you can paint alternate tiles, like this:
As kitchen projects go, this one was a doddle! My other half was impressed and I think I might paint the rest of them too!
Let me know if you try it yourself by leaving a comment below…