Do you have a tile backsplash in your kitchen or tile walls in your bathroom that are in good shape, but the colors are out of date? Why re-tile when you can save money by painting them? This project will give your tiles a new look and add a few more years to their life.
1- Clean the tile thoroughly.
2- Sand the tile using 120 grit sandpaper, to remove some of the glaze finish. Clean again after sanding.
3- Tape off any edges as needed.
4- Apply two coats of a Latex Bonding Primer. Let dry between coats.
5- Apply two coats of two-part epoxy paint, such as Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile. Allow drying time between coats.
6- After painting, let set for 24 hours, then apply a spray-on tile sealer.
1- Always use a foam roller or a ¼in nap roller for a smoother finish.
2- Paint the lines and edges first using a 1inch synthetic brush.
3- Immediately after painting the lines and edges, pass a dry roller over to smooth out any brush marks and remove excess.
4- Keep a damp rag handy to clean up any paint that may get on other areas. The Tub & Tile paint is tough to remove after it dries.
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