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How can I paint an iron bath tub? And how to paint pink ceramic tiles?

I am remodeling a 1957 house. The only bath is a iron bath tub that is currently being used today. The floor of the tub has rough brown bottom. It is ugly! What can I do to make it new again and I don't want to replace it. But also in this bathroom the walls are covered in pink ceramic 4" X 4"tiles. All 4 walls are covered with this horrible pink tile. How can I paint over the existing tiles. I don't want to spend any more money on this bathroom.

My ugly pink bathroom

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
    Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
    on Jun 19, 2017

    My sister in law would love it - you ought to see hers . . .

    Have the pros come in and reglaze the tub - or purchase a do it yourself kit at Home Depot, Lowes, etc.

    I have never painted bathroom tiles, so I can't help you there.

  • Leslie Castro
    Leslie Castro Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Buy Zinnser Buleyes 123 Primer then paint with a high gloss paint of your choice

  • Leslie Castro
    Leslie Castro Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 19, 2017

    zinsser bulleye 1.2.3 primer and then high gloss paint of your color choice

  • Laurele54
    on Jun 19, 2017

    you can buy a bath & tile paint kit from bunnings or paint store. Follow instructions. It's great!

  • Sindigo
    Sindigo United Kingdom
    on Jun 19, 2017

    ...or something similar, I'd highly recommend it. It totally transformed my gun-metal grey painted tiles.

  • Dibo52
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Try tile paint. I used it on side of a sink to test and my test spot still there after 6 years

  • Gramcracker66
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Will these methods work on ceramic tiles on the floor in a bathroom?

  • Tntmitch02
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Not sure about the bath tub but I too had pink tiles in my 105 year old home which I successfully painted. I used a primer for high gloss surfaces then followed with an oil based enamel paint. Worked great on the pink tiled floor as well. Good luck!

  • Sari We
    Sari We
    on Jun 19, 2017

    My house was also built in 1957 and also has those hideous pink tiles in one bathroom and yellow in the other. I was going to do a half demo in the pink bathroom to redo the pink tiled shower and floor and they wanted $10k. Ten thousand dollars!!

  • Ella Goebel
    Ella Goebel
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Don't paint the tiles! Pink tiles are really popular right now. You obviously have a computer or smartphone so go to the various DIY sites and search for pink tile - there are so many ways to tone it down and examples all over the internet right now. With the wallpaper, etc. it looks like too much - but add some grey and white, tan and white, or something to tie it in to the rest of the house and I think you'll like it. If you can afford to get a professional to reglaze the tub it's worth it. Even their jobs don't always last.

  • Chereholz4
    on Jun 19, 2017

    There are many tub tile paint kits that can be sprayed on both the iron tub and tiles ,kits from any Home repair store or look online to order . The fumes to these can be pretty severe so use fans open windows etc . They work well though I'm not sure about longevity . Had a home repair guy do them and have had to touch up the tub that hadn't been used 6 mo. Later . (Redoing estate house) . The bathrooms were mauve and blue. Both were redone white . Turned out very well.
    Take your time as always prep work via instructions is essential.

  • Linda Santo
    Linda Santo Dover, NJ
    on Jun 19, 2017

    Savethepinkbathrooms.com or retrorenovation.com Great ideas to learn to love the pink!

  • Marycalder1947
    on Jun 19, 2017

    I use tub and tile paint spray cans from walmart on the old residences on my property. Great results. Trying out the new all surface spray paint in a lilac purple on an avacado tub. Looks good. Will see how well it lasts.

  • Dottiewilkie
    Dottiewilkie Wichita, KS
    on Jul 8, 2017

    i painted my brown and greenish gold tiles maybe 10 yrs ago, still look great. I used a double mix porcelain paint, I believe I got it at Sherwin Williams or I imagine any painot store has it.

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