Thursday, November 5, 2009
We're thinking about doing a painted finish on the backsplash in our kitchen, a faux subway tile. Using automotive masking tape to create a 1/4 inch grout line, Roger carefully created a sample board of tiles that are 3x5 inches, so I could test paint colors and texture. I worked with five colors of Modern Masters metallic paints, including teal, copper, green, pale gold and taupe, and applied them in a random strie so that every tile is different. After they dried, I overglazed half the sample board with taupe, wanting to keep the overall effect very subtle. I like the results, but I'm not sold on the color of the overglaze, so the project has stalled while I decide what to try next.