(TIPS!) Painting tiles, yes it's really possible!
'DIY Home Ideas by Local Experts'
FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019
It's pouring outside right now! And while my husband is playing the guitar, I decided it would be the perfect setting and timing to write another story! Today's story was actually already planned in the near future, but because so many people requested it, I decided to cover this one today.
We were searching for an affordable solution for our dated bathroom. Painting the tiles kept bugging our minds. But the idea of peeling paint was a no no ! So we kept searching and searching, and ended up with nothing that would fit our budget. We decided to put this project on hold, until we came up with some new ideas. In the meantime painting our tiles kept bugging our minds even more. So we decided to visit a store that could tell us more. After visiting a store that was specialized in tile-painting and seeing a lof of show models, we realized painting tiles is BOMB!
We talked with our own paint expert about his experiences with painting bathroom tiles. And thank God, he did a few already. He told us we were welcome to see the result of his previous jobs. After seeing those bathrooms we were really hyped. We gave him the green light immediately.
Now lets start with the tips he gave me for DIY'ers who want to paint their bathroom, kitchen or floor tiles.
Step 1: Preparing the tiles
He told me to never underestimate the importance of preparation.
So today I will break this step in even more steps.
1. Clean the tiles to remove all the dirt.
2. After that allow the tiles to dry thoroughly. You can use a window or tile puller to speed up the process.
3. Lightly sand the tile with fine synthetic grit sandpaper ( silicon carbide or aluminum oxide). Just to take the gloss off the glazed surface.
4. Remove all the dust by wiping down the surface with a damp cloth.
5. Now allow the surface to dry thoroughly again.
Step 2: Painting the tiles
To paint tiles you can either use latex or epoxy paint.
1. If you're using latex paint first apply one or two coats of a bonding primer. Allow this primer to dry. Then follow up with 2 layers of acrylic latex wall paint.
2. If you are using epoxy paint apply 1 coat of primer. Allow this primer to dry. Then follow op with two coats of epoxy paint.
Also read and follow the instructions that come with the paint. Because every paint is different.
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