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Painting Tiles

I was wondering if anyone has tried the acrylic paint to paint over tiles.  A few companies are making the "kits" for this.  There is Klenks, and Renew something or other.  I am looking to paint over some ugly 70's style pink tiles, and just wondering if these products are any good.

  • March 12 2008 - US
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I haven't tried those specifically, but I hear most work as good as anything else if they are allowed to cure properly and surfaces prepped properly. I've heard of failure if the surface isn't covered completely and moisture and such can get under the coating.

  • March 12 2008
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I see that regularly in the restrooms of some of the lower priced restaurants around here.  You almost always can tell they were painted, but perhaps it looks better than what they had?

 

Of course in most cases, the paint could be removed to expose the original tiles if one wished, but one would have to do some work on the grout.

 

Perhaps the grout was the reason for the paint in the first place?

 

  • March 12 2008
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I've had some success just using the standard three step paint procedure.  Namely sand, prime (ask your local paint rep for the right kind) and paint.  It's good enough to photograph, get the house sold and if the new owner aren't in love with it they can retile.

  • October 03 2008
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A friend had her 1950s red bathroom tiles done professionally - floor and walls - and it cost about $500 give or take change. It looks like a new white tile bathroom with an almond tile floor. The professional had a two or three step process. The end result was smooth and looked hard as ceramic. They added a tile trim in almond around the perimeter to tie the two together - white wallks and fixtures and taupe/almond floor. She didn't want a white floor that shows every footprint.

  • October 04 2008
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*white

  • October 04 2008
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*white

  • October 04 2008
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glitch mayhem here. *white WALLS* not walks.

  • October 04 2008
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If you paint tiles on floors, and the traffic is fairly high, the paint will wear off. Walls are fine because they just have to look nice, now wear and tear...unless you throw some really wild parties.

  • October 05 2008
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