A conventional person detests wearing the same outfit for two days in a row. Imagine the vexation that builds up inside of him/her for having to confront the same lackluster bathroom tiles three or four times a day! You know it’s time to give your bathroom a makeover when your daughter controls her sphincter muscle until she hits the mall on the other side of the road so that she can release her load in a fancier bathroom. This doesn’t mean you have to break down your present lavatory and start afresh! Something as minor as a color change could make all the difference. Yes, the white shade of your bathroom tiles is even gloomier than your grandmother’s nightgown. The easiest way to solve this predicament is to paint over the tile! Best aspect about the whole scenario is that it’s inexpensive and can be completed in just one day. Go through this article and master the art of painting your very own bathroom tiles!
How To Paint Bathroom Tiles
- Masking Tape
- Drop Sheets
- Soap / Detergent
- Small Scrub Brush
- Tile Primer
- Synthetic Paint Brush
- Fine Sandpaper
- Natural-Bristle Paint Brush
- Gloss Paint
- Check if any of the tiles are chipped or broken. If so, ensure that you get the tiling repaired before you begin the painting process.
- Use the masking tape to separate the area to be painted and the area that you wish to leave untouched. Cloak the rest of your bathroom with drop sheets to avoid paint from splattering all over the place.
- Scrub the tiles meticulously with warm soapy water or detergent to remove every trace of mold or mildew. Rinse the soap filled tiles with clean water until you have gotten rid of the grime and soap scum that might be leftover on the tile surface.
- There might be residues of calcium from hard water. Use the small scrub to eliminate any other forms of debris and grout. Allow the tiles to dry up completely!
- So as to get rid of the glossy surface, you might have to embark upon the sanding process. Sanding is necessary as it guarantees that the applied paint fits in greatly with the surface. Exploit the use of a very fine aluminum oxide paper which will give the tiles a smooth finish with minimal unsightly scratches. You could use a hand held orbital sander to serve this purpose. Once the sanding is done, wipe the debris with a damp cloth or lint free rag. Use gloves and a mask for protection.
- Get your hands on a can of high quality tile primer and start painting thick coats onto the tiles with the help of a synthetic paint brush. Long, even and vertical strokes of primer are most advisable. As per the recommendations given by the manufacturer, wait till the primer is expected to dry. This may take several hours. It will be time for a second coating of primer.
- Think of your favorite color. Choose one that is most likely to suit your mood and those of your family members. Clutch the natural-bristle brush in one hand; paint the bathroom tiles with your dazzling vertical strokes. Apply a second coat for a glossier and classier finish. A second coat also ensures longevity. Avoid using abrasive cleaning product, as it wrecks the lovely painted finish.