How to Stain Ceramic Floor Tile

The next time you want to give your home an inexpensive makeover, try staining your ceramic tile floors a different color. While it may require a little elbow grease, changing the color of your tile can dramatically change the look of any room in your home. Before you pay professionals to install new flooring, try this easy do-it-yourself method. Your tile will have a fresh new look in no time.

Step 1

Scrub the tile clean using a heavy-duty cleaner and a clean, soft cloth.

Step 2

Use a damp towel to wipe away any residue left behind by the cleaner. Allow the tile to dry completely.

Step 3

Apply masking tape around the edges of the tile to prevent accidental staining of the surrounding area.

Step 4

Spray primer over the entire tiled area and allow it to dry for 1 hour.

Step 5

Pour stain into an 8-ounce spray bottle and spray onto the tiles.

Step 6

Use a clean lint-free rag to evenly blend the stain into the tiles. Leave the stain to dry for at least 1 hour.

Step 7

Spray two coats of sealer onto the entire tiled area an let the tile dry for at least 24 hours.

Tammi Clements

Tammi Clements is a Los Angeles, California based fashion, and entertainment writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her articles have appeared in Jane Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. She is currently writing her first novel, and travels the globe in her free time.