Any ideas how to cover existing glass subway grouted tile??

I'm Wanting to change kitchen glass grouted subway tile.... Had anyone painted or retiled over the top with out tearing out grouted glass tile??
q any ideas how to cover existing glass subway grouted tile
Any ideas?!
Glass blue-gray grouted subway tile...
Wanting to change color with out tearing it out!!! thanks
  20 answers
  • Sal21929664 Sal21929664 on Jan 17, 2018
    Remove it and replace with designs, sizes, or colors that YOU like!

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 17, 2018
    Why do you want to cover this beautiful tile? This is a work area and nothing will work any better than what you have.
    However, if you are disliking smears on the glass, just wipe it down and then wipe over with a dry cloth. You have to dry glass as you go!
  • Happy Powell Happy Powell on Jan 17, 2018
    The tiles are very nice... leave them,Paint the cabinets.

    • Suzanne Suzanne on Jan 17, 2018
      Yes. Painting the cabinets will give a whole new look to the kitchen And brighten the tiles. The black makes the green look drab.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 17, 2018
    Glass Paint from Craft shop?
  • Jen R Jen R on Jan 17, 2018
    I imagine the color of the tiles after while could be limiting and need an update. I found several articles when I did a quick google search, so you can do it, I'm just not sure how long it will last but this seems like a good resource:
  • Ruthanne Ruthanne on Jan 17, 2018
    If you plan on re-tiling, use mussel bound, found at Lowe's. It works like thin-set but is peel and stick and will work over existing tile. :)
  • Em Em on Jan 17, 2018
    I am in the same dilemma with glass tile, but not subway tile. I hate mine, it is the small mosaic glass tile. I have been researching and there are a ton of ways to cover. I CANNOT take mine off as it is tearing up the drywall and I have no wish to go the expense and time to do so. You can cover over with all sorts of things with out removing. Beadboard, tile over tile, the new large plastic squares all will cover quickly. You just need to determine the depth of what you are using to cover. Beadboard for example can be thick or thin, and has corner pieces to cover edges. My shower is the same. I hate what the previous owner put up and am doing tile over tile in the master shower.
  • Tmichel Tmichel on Jan 17, 2018
    Thanks for your comments!!
  • Lora Mazzone Lora Mazzone on Jan 17, 2018
    I have subway tile in my kitchen as well. I truly HATE it. It is so hard to keep the white grout clean. Now it is getting stains in it. Yuck!
    I don't have the money to remove it. We are putting up faux tin tile over it. It just glues over the tile. I have one area done and it looks great. When I get a free day again I'm going to finish my kitchen.
    For those who say don't cover it, it's not their home. Do as you please and what makes you happy!
  • Carol Maye Carol Maye on Jan 17, 2018
    How about ship lap.....can be installed over existing tile. I love the look and will be doing this in my kitchen!!!!!
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 17, 2018
    There is a wallpaper designed to cover gaps. It will even cover the wide gaps on a cinder block wall. Do this and then add your next surface over the paper.
    • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jan 18, 2018
      Ken - do you know the name/manufacturer of that precise wallpaper? I have 80's mirrored walls that I MUST cover before I smash them lol! They are floor to ceiling but have seams every 4' or so in width.
  • Julie Smith Julie Smith on Jan 18, 2018
    Vinyl wood-look tiles; they make them peel and stick. You should be able to put over the glass/subway tiles. When you can afford to update with something better, just peel them off and remove sticky glue.
  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jan 18, 2018
    Tmichel ~ personally, I really love the backsplash but, to each our own! The first thing you can do is to treat it as a 'neutral'. The overall look of the tile itself is rather khaki (a neutral) so feel free to use whatever kitchen colors you really love and just ignore the tile.

    btw. .. the tile color is actually one of the hottest decorating colors lol!

    If you're having trouble keeping it clean and streak free, one thought I have is to clean it extremely well and apply Rain-X on it. Rain-X can keep your windshields clean and raindrop free so I'm sure it'll be terrific on the tiles.

    Addting under cabinet lights will brighten the entire kitchen and the color of the tile. You could experiment with putting colored LED strip lighting under the cabinets and see how that may change look.
  • RiAction Smith RiAction Smith on Jan 18, 2018
    I just covered mine after we bought our home the blue doesn’t match my decor. I used double sided tape and file from Lowes I can’t recall the name. It’s easy to do and it was a days project me.

    Before and during the process pictures.
  • Kris Stupka Kris Stupka on Jan 18, 2018
    I put a thinner but beautiful mother of pea tile over mine
  • Kris Stupka Kris Stupka on Jan 18, 2018
    i put a thinner but beautiful mother of pearl over mine
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 18, 2018
    I don't remember the brand, since I did it about 15 years ago. I bought it at my local Lowe's store.
  • Sarah A. Victory Sarah A. Victory on Jan 18, 2018
    Some of the adhesive variety's might be a quick fix to put over the tile. Tile paint? If it is only the grout lines you dislike there is colored Grout Refresh made by Mapei. You work in your kitchen and should be happy in it. Good luck!
  • Tmichel Tmichel on Jan 21, 2018
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