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Cookie

06:17AM | 09/27/00
Member Since: 09/26/00
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Does anyone know if you can paint over ceramic tile? I have a dreaded pink and black bathroom that I want to change the color scheme of without starting all over!

Wildhart7

07:33AM | 10/05/00
Member Since: 10/04/00
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I have pink and black tile myself in my bathroom. A house from the 50's. If anyone knows the best paint to use for this, it would be greatly appreciated!!!
I have some ideas for a nice design too.

jkeel

04:21AM | 11/06/00
Member Since: 11/05/00
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I used to work for a paint company. We got this question asked frequently...

step 1: use an abrasive cleanser with bleach and scour all surfaces clean.

step 2: sand all areas to be painted with 120 - 150 sandpaper.

step 3: remove all dust.

step 4: apply 1 coat of Zinsser BIN Primer. This is an alcohol-based primer which has tanacious adhesion over hard surfaces.

Step 5: apply 2 coats of 2-part epoxy according to manufacturer's directions. Sherwin-Williams makes a couple of products, Tile-Clad HS, and Sher-Tile Epoxy. You will probably pay $40-50+ per gallon, but they won't yellow like some cheap ones out there.
**Have plenty of ventilation**

Good luck!

Biffo

06:54AM | 01/02/01
Member Since: 12/13/00
4 lifetime posts
Instead of painting the tile, tune into the Christopher Lowell Show. They transformed a pink and black tiled bathroom by design. It looked like a totally different bathroom just by using paint and accessories.

Judy P

01:54PM | 01/13/01
Member Since: 01/12/01
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I am so glad to find instructions for repainting tile.. One question, though. What type of paint do you use for the final color treatment? Can it be made shiny like the original? I do not like the tile backsplash in my kitchen and would like to paint it a different color and possibly add a print/design.
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