Can bathroom tile, around the tub wall and floor tile, be painted?

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q can bathroom tile around the tub wall and floor tile be painted
q can bathroom tile around the tub wall and floor tile be painted
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  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Jun 30, 2017
    Are you trying to get rid of the stain in the grout? I would thoroughly clean the tiles (use something like a bleach solution and a scrub brush). This is to disinfect and remove any mold spores. Then I would simply regrout with a dark complimentary color as it will make the tiles pop and cover any stains that remain. So much more effective than trying to paint the tiles.
    • Nitina Campbell Nitina Campbell on Jul 01, 2017
      I'm trying to find the best cost effective way to change the color!!! I don't like the pink! I'm looking at either painting or replacing it totally (both the floor and around the tub wall).
  • Dee Gonyea Dee Gonyea on Jun 30, 2017
    The titles can be painted, but any moisture will cause the paint to peel. I would not recommend it.
  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 30, 2017
    Yes, the ugly pink can be painted . It does need to be cleaned properly first , and you should consult the person at the store for which paint to use but it can be done .
  • Emily Emily on Jun 30, 2017
    Hi Nitina, your tile looks like it is a natural material? We very successfully painted our cheap plastic tile and it has lasted remarkably well (white part). A good paint store could answer your question. I think with the right primer any thing can be painted. Problem might be with collected moisture in room.
  • Lyn Buerger Lyn Buerger on Jun 30, 2017
    Painting tile is not a good idea. The clean up when it starts to peal is a bigger problem that cleaning the tile/grout. Above suggestions are both great.
  • Annie Aardvark Annie Aardvark on Jun 30, 2017
    Yes. There is a speial paint made just for this. Go to home depot
  • Teresa Donahue Teresa Donahue on Jun 30, 2017
    yes special paint for it but paint store should be able to advise you!
  • Ginny Ginny on Jul 01, 2017
    I like the color...very neutral. Will go with anything. Once you paint the tile, what do you do in the future when you change your mind? I would clean it up - particularly the grout - and see what you think then.
  • Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson on Jul 02, 2017
    Painting is not recommended but you could always try it. If it's in the tub surround that won't work because it will peel. You might want to bite the bullet and just remove and replace the tile. It's really not as difficult as it seems especially when you are taking down existing tile. In terms of value and cost, you will be more satisfied with your results. If you want, you can replace shower with a pre-fab surround over the tile or take the tile down. You can also do a wainscott to replace or cover the tile on the walls. But the floor....well, I think the best bet would be replace.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Nov 20, 2020

    Hi Nitina, yes it can. It's all about using the right paint and preparing the tiles really well for painting first. Here's a great video that will help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYkCuIAJca8&t=114s

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