moved in a month ago and groan every time I see the bathroom tiles- they look like corned beef with awful insert tiles depicting butterflies, water lillies and country side scenes <horrors> DH doesn't even 'see' them and is sick of me moaning on about them. Not much money left so will have to do it myself. How hard is in on a scale of 1-10...any tips? They are on every bloody wall from floor to ceiling
thanks all; looks like it might have to be tile paint for a year until we have more money. For now until kids go back to school it will be known as 'Fray Bentos House'. How did you find doing the tile paint aquafunf...did you use an undercoat as well or the combined one?
Wholly is dead right - getting them off isn't difficult and just involves a bit of work, but making good to put more back on can be a big job. In our kitchen half the plasterboard came away with the old tiles which I think were superglued on so we had to re-do that, plaster and then tile. It didn't matter as the whole kitchen was being redone anyway, but unless you're ready for it it may be a pricey job.
Removing tiles, even 1930s or earlier ones stuck on with cement,is great fun - wear goggles and rubber gloves and long sleeves as shards fly everywhere. Just attack with a hammer and wide and narrow chisel. Put a sheet down if you don't want the floor/suite to get scratched.
It'll save you a few 100 quid over getting someone in. And a naked bathroom may be better for your mental health for a while!