Yes, you can paint tile. I personally think it's difficult to make it look nice, but I also really like Sherwin-Williams products, and they offer this advice:
Steve I sent this link to my daughter. She has lots and lots of white tile and kids! Thank you for the info.
By what I read they don't recommend painting floor tile in the kitchen or bath because both get wet often. Any kitchen floor no matter what color it is gets dirty quickly. Though darker colors don't show dirt as much, it would still be there and still need cleaning.
I have white tile in our kitchen. Even with only my hubby and myself here, our floor gets dirty quite often. A good sweeping and going over with my steam mop and it looks like new. I guess I'd rather see dirt to know when to clean than to have a dirty floor that didn't look dirty.
Becky, I'm with you! I'd rather see my dirt and address it promptly, than leave it to generate odors and germs. We have a very light almond floor tile w/grey-brown grout. Erica, once you get your tile and grout super clean, sealing the grout might help with this issue.
Okay thank you all, we are replacing it all within the nest year so I will deal with it til then :)
Mine was old and tired looking. I primed and painted it, then put seven coats of poliurathan over the paint. I also used paint pens to draw the squares back onto the painted floor. It lasted several years until I could afford to replace the flooring. Pretty inexpensive new floor.