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ZUFF

04:44PM | 04/08/01
Member Since: 04/07/01
1 lifetime posts
I have really, really ugly bathroom ceramic tile and would like to paint over it. My husband says I can't, but I want to prove him wrong. Can you help? Thanks.

attntodetail

08:12AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey there Zuff, sorry to see your tile is not what you like. There has been and is much controversy over refinishing of tile & laminates. I for one, am kind of undecided on this. I learned how to refinish porcelain, ceramic tile & laminates last year with a specialty coating outfit, down in Dallas. I trusted their methods because their products were/are superior and the procedures made great sense.

I recently started doing some European wall glazing and one of the methods learned was 'granite'. This finish is designed to be applied over laminated countertops or on floor tile. I was very apprehensive about it, but did some trial & error testing with actual samples, and what I've arrived at is that you can do this, BUT the prep is totally essential, AND the protecting seal coat is very important too.

If you're seriously ready to get moving on this project, then either email me or just indicate on this board your intent and I'll give you the step by step procedure.

Dave

attntodetail

08:12AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey there Zuff, sorry to see your tile is not what you like. There has been and is much controversy over refinishing of tile & laminates. I for one, am kind of undecided on this. I learned how to refinish porcelain, ceramic tile & laminates last year with a specialty coating outfit, down in Dallas. I trusted their methods because their products were/are superior and the procedures made great sense.

I recently started doing some European wall glazing and one of the methods learned was 'granite'. This finish is designed to be applied over laminated countertops or on floor tile. I was very apprehensive about it, but did some trial & error testing with actual samples, and what I've arrived at is that you can do this, BUT the prep is totally essential, AND the protecting seal coat is very important too.

If you're seriously ready to get moving on this project, then either email me or just indicate on this board your intent and I'll give you the step by step procedure.

Dave

attntodetail

08:13AM | 04/09/01
Member Since: 04/08/01
17 lifetime posts
Hey there Zuff, sorry to see your tile is not what you like. There has been and is much controversy over refinishing of tile & laminates. I for one, am kind of undecided on this. I learned how to refinish porcelain, ceramic tile & laminates last year with a specialty coating outfit, down in Dallas. I trusted their methods because their products were/are superior and the procedures made great sense.

I recently started doing some European wall glazing and one of the methods learned was 'granite'. This finish is designed to be applied over laminated countertops or on floor tile. I was very apprehensive about it, but did some trial & error testing with actual samples, and what I've arrived at is that you can do this, BUT the prep is totally essential, AND the protecting seal coat is very important too.

If you're seriously ready to get moving on this project, then either email me or just indicate on this board your intent and I'll give you the step by step procedure.

Dave



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