How to Paint a Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash (And How It's Held Up)

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When I redid my kitchen about three years ago, I painted my kitchen cabinets white. The tan tile backsplash just looked wrong when I was finished, so I decided to replace it. Before I started the demo job, though, I thought I'd experiment with painting the tile to see if it could be done. I painted them white, and three years later, I'm reporting on how they've held up. SO much easier than replacing the backsplash!
All of the step by step directions are on our blog:
All of the step by step directions are on our blog:
All of the step by step directions are on our blog:

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  • Suzie hometalk
    on Feb 12, 2016

    I painted mine about 8 years ago with latex paint and one coat of waterbased poly and it has held up beautifully!!

  • Elina Mirshahi
    on Nov 16, 2016

    Hi! Great job on the tile! Just curious what color your wall is above it?

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