My wife painted the bathroom sort of a carmel color, and the pink inlay
(about 1 inch high) on the white bathroom tile, which runs on three
walls, just doesn't match!
Can I paint this gloss white with any sort of success? Which paint
should I use?
No, that is not the answer to any question, although Google is a good
place to start for answers to many of the questions posted here.
In this case, I Googled "painting tile" and got lots of hits that
addressed the very question you asked: what kind of paint to use. Most
sites also included the types of tile you can paint, the proper way to
clean the tile, the types of locations where you might not want to
consider painting (inside a shower, for example) and lots of other
details regarding your project.
Obviously, it's up to you to choose where you gather your information
from. I simply offered a possible source for an answer to your
question after first checking to see that it existed.
Sorry to have troubled you.
My apologies, I jumped the gun thinking you were the newsgroup police. I
didn't think you may actually be trying to help, instead of quickly
brushing me off. Thanks. My job does not let me spend that much time
searching the web so I thought a centralized answer would help me the
I can certainly understand this reasoning, but it overlooks the real
possibility that the people with the best answers might not be reading
your post at a time when you'd need their answers, so using Google to
search past postings in this group on this subject is a great way to
quickly find out what others have said and done. I do that first
before posting any of my questions, and I've gotten lots of
information that way, more probably than if I just waited for
responses to my particular question.
No, not really. To some, what you ask is like reinventing wheel- maybe
it's been (mostly) done. To find out, DAGS. Takes less time than posting
question and waiting for response.
And ... please consider the possibility that others value their time
too. Basic netiquette.
Cutting to the crux of the matter: epoxy paints are said to have the
best adhesion of all to common ceramics. Not easy to find them. Pro
paint stores might be sources, try the ones in your area. Substrate
cleanliness is vital. Acetone is a widely used solvent for surface
cleaning in epoxy work. Use it with the usual sensible precautions
(fumes, etc. can travel). Follow directions. Use a very high quality
brush. Mask as necessary. There now, you should be good to go.
It might be tough to mask the grout lines and prevent bleeding. What
looks like a nice clean line between the grout and the tile might
indeed be rather uneven once you take brush in hand. Just something to
consider and be prepared to deal with.
absolutely long term painting tile doesnt work well and will be a big
issue at home resale time.
repaint room again, or plan on new tile. either now or when the paint
had friend do this with epoxy paint, 2 years later it looked bad, and
they had their bathroom gutted
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