Painting a tile floor is easier than you might think. And very budget-friendly.

- Krud Kutter - Paint Brush - Rags or Old T-shirts - Rustoleum Home Floor Coating Kit


I started by sweeping the floors really well and then using a degreaser. I like Krud Kutter. It cleans and degreases at the same time, so your paint will have a solid base.

Cleaning and degreasing the floors.

Next is the painting. I used a ‘two-step system’ for this, and I highly recommend it. Basically, you’ll need the base coat of floor paint and the top coat.

Painting the flooring with a brush.

While the paint was still wet, I went back with a rag and gently patted the surface to pull up some of the paint. And remove any brushstrokes.

Removing excess paint with a rag.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire floor is covered. Wait for the floor to dry according to the instructions on the paint you are using.


Once the floor is dry enough to add the top coat (according to the instructions on the packaging), use a roller or brush to paint the top coat over the base coat layer.

Add the top coat.

If you’re using the same Rust-oleum Home floor coating as me, it says to apply the top coat six hours after applying the base coat. Wait for the floor to fully dry before walking on it, according to the instructions on the can.

Swipe up for full tutorial!