The people before us had painted the tile above the tub, which from
what I've read, is predictably coming off now.
So I was looking to put in a surround faux tile. One problem I've
encountered is our current tile comes in past the tub for 2", and then
has a curved tile that goes into the wall, which then has another 4"
before it corners. I hope that's understandable. Is it okay to attach
photos in this group?
But the surround I've found at HD doesn't have corner pieces. One
thought was to put in a piece of drywall on that 4" wall piece,
bringing it flush to the level of the tub wall tile, and simply extend
the surround (we're actually looking at pieces of laminate-type faux
tile, that you cut to fit) out over that 2" corner tile and 4"
drywall. Not sure how that will look, though, just having the surround
finish flat on the corner like that. Though the pictures in the
brochure of the surrounds look like that's all they do, too. Any
Now, other thought is to re-paint the current tile. I came across a
website that sells DIY kits, and says it has a bond that allows the
paint to last. How do I get the current paint off my old tile, though?
It's peeling in places, but not everywhere. And how do you deal with
grout, then? Am I right that you want the grout line a different
color? Again, any thoughts or help on all this would be greatly
appreciated. And, in answer to one reply I'm anticipating, I'm just
scared as hell of trying to put up new tile, mainly because of having
to grout those lines. Thanks again.