My husband doesn’t love doing DIY projects and I don’t love paying someone for something I “think” I can probably do. So thankfully I found Royal Stencils because after seeing subway tile in bathroom decor. I just had to have it in my bathroom update. If you haven’t checked that finished post out you need to! Such a great way to add some texture to the wall with no mess and no experience. Subway tile isn’t your thing? No problem they have soooo many options! Check out HERE.
Once I find my inspiration, I go to Pinterest and create a board like this one to put everything together. So if you aren’t following me on Pinterest you totally should because this is where all the sneak peaks happen.
Royal Stencils Faux Subway Tile
Faux Subway Tile Wall Stencil
Benjamin Moore Cloud White (tile)
Benjamin Moore Delray Gray (grout)
- Foam Roller with Tray
- Painters tape
- Paper Towels
I posted a sneak peek here on my Instagram and you guys went crazy over it. So I’ll tell you a little bit about my process.
Step 1: Paint the wall the grout color. You only need one coat of this if its darker than the tile. That will help save some paint.
Step 2: Use painter’s tape to mask off adjacent walls, ceiling line, and floor line.
Step 3: Start in the middle at the top of the wall. I did use a repositioner adhesive like this one to help keep it flat against the wall. The painter’s tape also helped with this though so not necessary.
Step 4: Load your brush with the Benjamin Moore Cloud White and then off-load most of the paint onto a paper towel. Too much paint when stenciling causes bleeding, trust me I know.
Step 5: Using light pressure with the off-loaded roller, fill in the Faux Subway Tile Wall Stencil.
Step 6: Remove the stencil from the wall when complete and re-position it below making sure to match up lines very carefully.
Step 7: Repeat
Need help with corners or ceiling/floor lines? Watch this tutorial.
And done! I did have to go back and fill in the grout lines with a small brush a bit due to bleeding but I know the next time around, I will get it with no problems.