Wash the tile surface with a solution of warm water and dish soap, using a rag. Make sure all oils, soap residue and dirt are removed. Rinse completely, then dry with a soft towel.
Apply painter's tape around the edges of the tile so you do not get paint on the surrounding countertops or walls.
Brush on a layer of acrylic enamel surface conditioner, using a soft paintbrush. The tiles will have a hazy appearance. Wait for the haze to disappear.
Paint the tiles with an acrylic enamel tile paint and another paintbrush, painting into the grooves between tiles for the cleanest finish. Let the tiles dry completely.
Apply a glossy or satin acrylic enamel glaze over the tiles with a paintbrush. Glossy glazes will give the tiles a shiny appearance, while satin glazes have low luster. Let the tiles dry for at least 10 days, or according to the manufacturer's directions.
Things You Will Need
- Dish soap
- Painter's tape
- Soft paintbrushes
- Enamel surface conditioner
- Enamel glaze
- Before applying the glaze, place a stencil over the dried, painted tile and paint over it to create designs on the tiles.