When it comes to updating a room that has ceramic tiles in nasty colors, changing the tiles may not seem to be financially feasible. In such a case, painting the ceramic tiles is a good option. Another case where people resort to painting ceramic tiles is when there are not satisfied with the variety of decorative ceramic tiles available in the home-improvement stores. Such people prefer to design their ceramic tiles by painting them on their own. It is a fun and easy project to carry out and doesn’t even need an external help. All you need is the right supply of materials. You should also know the way the paint has to be applied on the tiles. Go through the article and learn how to paint ceramic tiles.
Painting Ceramic Tile
- Soap Solution/ Detergent
- Clean Cloth
- Lint-free Cloth
- Synthetic Bristle Brush
- Natural Bristle Brush
- Nail Brush
- Finishing or Top Coat
- Paint should be applied on ceramic tiles that are clean, dry and free of grease, wax, dust and dirt. So, clean the tiles thoroughly before painting them. For the purpose, you can use a clean cloth, dipped in a mild detergent or a soap solution. Remove the dirt from the grouted areas using a nail brush.
- Rinse the surface of your ceramic tiles well and allow them to dry completely.
- Rub down the entire surface with sandpaper and then remove all the dust, using a soft, lint-free cloth.
- Prime the tiles with a high-quality adhesive primer. Apply a single coat only. Make sure to use vertical strokes when you apply the primer with the synthetic bristle brush.
- Allow the primer to dry completely. This may take several hours.
- Apply the second coat of the primer and again, allow it to dry completely.
- Take a natural bristle brush and apply the top (finishing) coat. Use vertical strokes, as you did while applying the primer.
- Paint the grout first and then the rest of the area. This will give a finished appearance to the tiles.
- Allow the paint to dry completely. This may take a couple of days.