If you’ve ever thought about painting your bathroom tiles, you’ll be happy to know that you can, and this is a great way to update your bathroom and elevate its appearance.
There are, however, special considerations you need to keep in mind before you start on this project. Porcelain, ceramic, natural stone and unglazed quarry tiles can be painted relatively easily, but glazed quarry tile will require more work as the paint will not stick as easily. You should also note that this task will require prep work because you will need to prepare the bathroom tile surface, after which you will have to prime, paint and seal it. This means you may not be able to use your bathroom for a few days, so plan accordingly.
Areas exposed to heavy amounts of water will have a higher risk of premature fading or peeling, so keep this in mind when painting the tiles around the bathtub, sink and shower. These areas will require more maintenance because of moisture and will likely also need a stronger type of epoxy paint if you want a longer lifespan.
Before you start painting, you will have to sand, scrub and prime the tiles, and you need to go over all areas of the tile, including the face and grout and any buildup or stains. Only after your tile is clean and dry can you apply the primer, and you will need the right one as different tile types require different primers. Epoxy or urethane primer is necessary for ceramic or porcelain tiles, while masonry primer is required for natural stone or unglazed quarry tiles.
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In terms of paint, you can use either latex or epoxy paint for ceramic, porcelain or unglazed quarry tile, and you can select pre-mixed or ready-to-mix options. Areas that are heavily affected by water will need epoxy paint as this will dry into a surface that is hard and durable, and more resistant to moisture. If you have natural stone tiles, you will need acrylic latex paint and the glossier the finish; the slipperier your tiles will be, so keep this in mind. Picking the right paint is crucial so take your time with this step to achieve your desired results.
If you are painting over tiles that have already been painted, you shouldn’t experience any problems as most types of bathroom tile can be painted and repainted, so you will have flexibility in this regard.
There are several benefits when it comes to painting tile, including price, as this project is cheaper when compared to replacement options, especially when it comes to retiling the bathtub and shower areas. You can also get the look you want any time, so painting your bathroom tiles is the perfect way to update and redecorate your space every few years.
Painting tiles will make a noticeable difference, and if you prefer to leave this task to the professionals, Demiri Painting can help! We specialize in residential painting projects and are experts when it comes to interior painting, so contact us today to find out more about our services and rates!