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Tile paint...(7 Posts)
Any good and which to use? I’ve only ever seen pretty bad results!
Thinking of painting light green tiles....
It depends on the prep and application.
This was my bathroom before and after i painted the tiles. It took three coats of the white. It is sticky so takes longer than you think to do, but for £30 for two tins of paint, I was pretty pleased with the result
Comes down to proper preparation and application. Follow the instructions patiently and carefully!
I used Ronseal and a decent brush (I vaguely recall it recommended a roller but I tested both and wasn't happy with the finish from the roller or how to blend the edges neatly) .
I'm really happy with it. If you inspect it closely you can tell it's painted but I couldn't care less because it's infinitely better than what I had before and I love the colour.
I didn't use a grouting pen afterwards as I thought they looked a bit shit (and they can run off when you clean the tiles). I like how it looks without and it's been hardwearing.
Worth buying a sample tile or two so you can have a little practise and make sure you want to take the plunge, but bear in mind painting a loose tile laid flat on a table won't be the same as painting multiple tiles affixed to a wall!
Think carefully about the edges. If there's an edge of your tiles with sealant the paint won't stick to that (unless it happens to be a printable sealant I suppose, but they're usually only for internal door frames etc not areas that get wet) so you'll probably need to remove it, paint them, let it cure, then put sealant down after.
If you use a brush make sure you're holding and applying the brush properly (i.e. Not by the handle), not stroking it savagely back and forth. And be careful not to overload it with paint or it will sag on the tiles. (Even anti-sag paints can't cope if you really trowel it on!)
Obviously, these are just my observations. I would also mention it was probably the most noxious smelling paint I've ever used and the hardest to clean up of any solvent based paint I've used (understandably given you don't want it to wash off your tiles). It took a while for the smell to fade. So plan ahead.
What colour are you putting on the tiles?
mamalovebird that look brilliant.
I’m not sure really, perhaps a grey or cream
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