A fresh coat of paint can change the appearance of an whole space and bring ugly, outdated or stained tiles back to life. Using the proper paint, followed by a protective topcoat, prevents peeling or flaking, and there are several sorts of paint made especially for use on glossy surfaces. While paint might not be excellent for tiled regions that get direct water flow, like showers, it’s tough enough to stand up to other kinds of regular wear, like to a floor or countertop.
Wash the tiles and grout thoroughly with tri-sodium phosphate. All dirt, wax, grease or other build-up has to be eliminated before painting or it will prevent the paint from adhering.
Wait at least 48 hours to the grout to dry thoroughly.
Tape off any areas which you do not plan to paint with painter’s tape.
Roll a thin coat of primer on the floor, keeping all in 1 direction.
Await the primer to dry, typically approximately four to six hours.
Apply a thin coat of paint using a roller, keeping the strokes in a single direction and functioning gradually to avoid bubbles in the paint.
Wait at least four hours to get the first coat of paint to dry.
Apply a second coat of paint, which makes the strokes in 1 direction.
Allow the paint to cure for two days.
Wipe down the painted tile with a damp rag to remove any dust that might have collected while the paint was curing.
Dry the tiles with a soft, clean rag to remove any water stains.
Apply a coat of foam using a roller and functioning gradually to avoid bubbles.
Wait 24 hours to the polyurethane to heal prior to touching or using the tile.