There she is!!!
The eye sore in our living room. We painted the fireplace in a beautiful metallic finish then softened it up with a walnut stain but now the tile doesn't go.
OK..... I'll just rip out the existing tile a replace it with a tumbled marble tile ..... pretty right?
Yeah pretty expensive!
This is my inspiration so..... It's time to raid the paint vault!
Step deux. Sand with 150 grit sandpaper
Step 3. Clean tile with tsp
Step 4. Prime tile with Styx water base adhesion primer (good stuff)
A good tip I learned the hard way is make sure your tile is room temperature if it's too cold the venetian plaster will droop and sag.
Ughhh... Those are the worst words a lady can hear.
I then rolled a "scratch coat" layer of plaster over the entire surface and re-filled my grout lines because the plaster shrinks as it dries.
Patience young grasshopper ... we will let dry and finish in the morning
Wake up Mitch and wash my brushes PLEASE!!!...
that's 12:03 am
And like a good Husband .... he does it
I think his eyes are still closed
I then applied a thin layer of plaster with a Japan scraper
I use a level and measure as I go