Making a Concrete Basement Floor Look Like Tile

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Start with a clean basement floor. Paint the entire floor the color you would like the “grout” color. Start painting your base color.

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Paint your base color, and right away (before it dries) go over the edges with a contrast color.

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These are the colors I used.

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Don’t get fussy about the contrast color. The more mottled and uneven the better. If you get a big blotch, you can always go over it with the base color again.

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Almost done!

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When I pulled up the masking tape, some of the first color came up. I put a tile to mask the newly painted “tile” and then re-painted the “grout”.

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Finished! I didn’t get the masking tape quite straight. I am sure you will do better! But if not…it is just a basement floor, I put a throw rug down. People can’t believe it is painted! Next on my plate…paint the far wall to look like brick.

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