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belleheart Sat 13-May-17 21:23:51

Our bathroom is so old fashioned, with pink blotchy tiles on every wall, from top to bottom. We can't afford to retile so I was thinking of getting some white tile paint and going for it! Has anyone done this? Will it work/last?

Moanyoldcow Sat 13-May-17 21:26:20

Ooooh! Watching this avidly - need to do the same. Ours is reasonably new but previous owners had shonky taste so just want to freshen for a couple of hundred quid.

MugwumpSupreme Sat 13-May-17 21:28:32

We did it before and it wasn't very successful. We had to put on this sticky primer stuff so the paint didn't slide off and then the paint but it looked streaky and you could still see the ugly pattern underneath.

belleheart Sat 13-May-17 21:28:58

That's exactly our situation as well - it's only a couple of years old but just a horrible tile!

belleheart Sat 13-May-17 21:29:43

@MugwumpSupreme did you use a brush or a roller?

Yoghurty Sat 13-May-17 21:41:06

Not painted tiles in the bathroom, but have in our kitchen. It worked really well and the finish is good- not sure if it would work as well in a steamy/wet room?

ImLadybird Sat 13-May-17 21:42:58

We did it years ago. It worked really well.

belleheart Sat 13-May-17 21:45:48

I must admit, my worries do stem from the fact that it will be wet quite a lot because of the shower, but I'm presuming primer and topcoat would help?

Fluffyears Sat 13-May-17 22:12:07

I've never seen it look very good. The paint is always very obvious, if it goes well maybe link to the products and method.

User246810 Sat 13-May-17 22:16:35

No, it will look like rubbish tiles painted to look, well, like painted tiles.

Just re-tile it yourself, it's not expensive.

User246810 Sat 13-May-17 22:16:57

YouTube is great for instruction videos.

Lucisky Sat 13-May-17 22:18:14

We had the same problem with horrid tiles. Tile paint went on well and looked okay, but flaked off in areas that regularly get wet, so I wouldn't recommend it.

MugwumpSupreme Sat 13-May-17 23:08:11

Brush I think. Was a few years ago. Roller would probably have been marginally less shit but still a bit see through I reckon.

MumIsRunningAMarathon Sat 13-May-17 23:11:46

Try the new renovation paints....V5 I think they are called?

MumIsRunningAMarathon Sat 13-May-17 23:12:48

Sorry, it's V33

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