Moroccan Traditional Tin Tile Stencil by Oak Lane Studio

Moroccan Traditional Tin Tile Stencil by Oak Lane Studio

Breathe some fresh Mediterranean air into that old tile floor with this Moroccan Traditional Tin Tile Stencil from Oak Lane Studio.

Here's what you'll need:

    Preparing Your Tiles

    To start, sand down your tiles with an electric sander to remove any paint or stains and to create a suitable surface for the paint to attach to.

    Next, clean the tiles with a heavy duty cleaner and allow to dry.

    Use Frog Tape painter's tape to mask off the bottom edge of your walls.

    Positioning the Stencil

    Spray one side of your Moroccan Tin Tile stencil with Repositionable Spray Adhesive and wait about thirty seconds for it to cure. Position the stencil so that it's centered on a stencil that is near a corner but one stencil away from both walls. Save the edge tiles and corner tiles for later!

    With the stencil properly positioned, secure it even further with a piece of Frog Tape on each side.

    Stenciling

    Shake your bottle of Americana Acrylic Paint in black and pour out a small amount on a paper plate or paint tray. 

    Load a high density foam roller with paint by rolling it in one direction multiple times, each time taking up a small amount of the paint puddle. This will help reduce blotching. 

    Remove excess paint by rolling the roller on a stack of clean paper towels. Too much paint on the roller will result in bleeding underneath the stencil.

     Apply the paint using numerous light coats, reloading the roller as needed.

    Once you've achieved the desired shade of black, simply peel away the stencil and position it over the next tile.

    Continue stenciling as described earlier.

    Stenciling Against the Wall

    Once all the middle tiles are complete, cover them with painter's tarp or an old blanket. For the edge tiles, take a pair of scissors and trim away one side of the stencil right up against the design. Now place this stencil on top of the tile and begin painting.

    If needed, add small amounts of Frog Tape to fill in any gaps between the design and the wall.

    The roller will not get all the way up to the wall, so use a stencil brush and stipple lightly to fill in these areas and blend it in with the areas where the paint has been rolled in. Remove excess paint from the brush by swirling the bristles on the stack of paper towels.

    Proceed until all non-corner edge tiles are complete.

    Stenciling in a Corner

    For the corner tiles, use the scissors again and trim away an additional side of the stencil. Use Frog Tape, if needed, to hold any loose pieces of the stencil in place (but be careful not to cover the design with the tape!).

    Once the corners are all complete, lift the stencil and peel away all of the masking tape to reveal your beautiful new Moroccan Traditional Tin Tile floor!

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