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tcd18

01:03PM | 10/31/01
Member Since: 10/30/01
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I recently bought a house that has a pink bathroom, and it is mostly tile...I have heard you can scrub the texture off the tile, prime it, and then use an oil based paint and it will turn out fine....Is this true? If so can anyone tell me what they did, or if there is another solution please share...Thanks for anyone's help.
Tim

Matches

01:45PM | 10/31/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Hi tcd18,
I have never heard of removing the finish from the tile and painting it,however,it sounds possible.Before you do anything though,see if you can "work with" what you have by drawing attention away from the pink.
When I bought my house I was determined to remove the black and white bath tiles.After consulting with a designer I was able to choose wallpaper and accessories that were compatible, but took the curse off of the horrible tile.

chelsea

06:01AM | 11/09/01
Member Since: 10/12/01
9 lifetime posts
yes you can. For floors though you have to really prepare it well. Go to your local paint store and they should have a primer/etcher specifically for ceramic tile. Once you have taken this step then you can paint. The problem is you will have to finish with several coats of polyurethane to seal in your paint. Over time you may scratch the surface and have to seal your surface. good luck
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