Painted tiles bathroom is an excellent alternative to spending a lot of money changing them. Discolored or ugly tiles in your shower or a table can be fixed using epoxy, latex or paint to oil. If you are thinking of painting your tile, determine the wear and moisture level before choosing the paint.
Aerosol paints, enamels and epoxies are not suitable for tiles because they are easily peeled. However, acrylic paint applied to a clean and primed wall works well for a professional finish. In addition to the paint, you will only need a few more things to do a quick makeover in the bathroom.
- Place the dust collecting sheets around the work area to collect all that can be generated by sanding.
- Clean the tile. Use the sponge and abrasive cleaner to wash and remove all soap scum. This will help you get rid of the shine. Continue to clean any dirty crevices with the nail brush and bleach. Rinse the wall with warm water to remove the cleaner and let it dry.
- Remove any glitter residue from the tile with the orbital sander. This step is the most important and defines the quality and duration of your work. If the paint is glossy on the tile, it can peel in a week.
- Clean the tile dust and apply the primer. Make sure it is oil-based and highly tacky. These are best for blocking stains and provide a more adhesive base to the paint. Apply two coats of primer and let dry between them.
- Sand the coating gently to remove surface defects. Clean the dust with a damp cloth.
- Paint the tile with oil paint using a brush. Apply two or three thin layers of glossy tile paint allowing too dry between one application and the next. Let the last layer dry for two to three days.
- Finish the job by applying two layers of urethane using a natural bristle brush.
- Allow the urethane to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you are in a shower, wait a day or two before the piece gets wet.