The colored ceramic tiles can be changed using primer and paint. The cleaning and tile meticulous preparation and implementation of the type suitable primer and paint can change an ugly tile surface by an acceptable and updated look. The slurry can be painted in the same way that the tile to create a surface of a single color. The tile used in “wet areas” where water is absorbed, damaging it meets or is deposited, should be replaced and not painted. This includes showers, bathtubs and sinks.
- Clean the surface. Dirt, debris, wax and oil can prevent paint and primer adheres to ceramic tile properly.
- Decide whether to keep the grout color, throw it back or paint the same color as the tile. All grouting process should be done before changing the color of the tile. The slurry to be painted should be dry for 48 hours before applying the paint. The original color of it can be maintained but will need to be masked or covered with masking tape before being painted tiles.
- Sand the tile before applying the primer. Leave the rough surface using sandpaper 220 grain carbide vacuuming and wipe clean the tile after sanding and removing dust and debris.
- Prepare the room to paint masking the places that could receive the spray. Use masking tape, wet rags and paper painter to carry out the task. It covers the joints, walls and appliances that may need protection.
- Apply primer spray that is designed to run on ceramic tiles. Use the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Do it in a well-ventilated area.
- Paint the tile using oil-based paint (the paint water can scale over time). Use a spray for fast and smooth implementation. Consider hiring a professional spray paint for a painting process without complications.
Tips & Warnings
- Get smooth finish and fast drying, applying several layers of spray paint rather than one thick layer.