Either way is plausible. Myself, I'd paint last for the cleanest
lines. With even a modicum of care and preparation with masking the
tiles with tape and thin plastic drop cloths, you won't get any paint
on the new tile.
Before you go through the fun of ripping out the tile, is it in decent
structural shape? If so, you might join me in being shocked and
thrilled with what tile refinishing can get you with a big bang for
thebuck. I had some ugly blue/green tile and very stained grout
refinished white, and it looks incredible. The local guy used this
If doing the resurfacing, I'd probably paint the room first, then turn
the refinisher loose since putting adhesives of any sort on refinished
tile is a no no.
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