painting bathroom tile


I painted my bathroom tile. And it looks great...and worked great!! I wish I had tried it earlier!
my bathroom tile was in good shape. It was just tired, old-fashioned, and...beige.
with a couple coats of paint it is fresh and modern!

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  • Tho3826003
    on Feb 9, 2016

    Tile, can I paint over it is pint and black

  • Beth
    on Mar 24, 2016

    What kind of paint did you use? How did you do it?

  • Sara
    on Aug 12, 2016

    What paint was used?

  • Mary Anne Brennan
    on Aug 24, 2016

    Were you tiles plastic or ceramic?

  • Frances Gonzales
    on Apr 17, 2017

    Can you paint black tile white? Please say yes!😧
    • Heje
      on Jun 25, 2018

      Yes, you can. Tint the primer gray or use as is, clean the tiles thoroughly and go to it.

  • Nathalie
    on Jul 5, 2018

    what kind of paint did you use, I have green tile and I would love to change the color of the tile.

  • Carol
    on Apr 19, 2019

    anyone tried this on the bathroom floor, would love to cover up the old white tiles that are there????

    • Tina
      on Aug 2, 2020

      After watching videos I am prepping mine to paint and stencil

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  • Pat880866
    on Aug 25, 2016

    This looks great! Wish I dared to do a floor!

  • JuliaGulia
    on Feb 12, 2019

    You can buy Rustoleum Tub and Tile kit from Home Depot online. I think it’s for 37.00 ? To use on your tub/shower. Because it’s constantly hit with water. You can use regular rustoleum on wall tiles outside the tub/shower area. Sometimes I just paint old shower plastic liners with oil or enamel based paint and it works great!


    To clean shower walls w soap scum. I use Ajax and a sponge scrubber or light grit sandpaper and clean what I can, rinse, dry with towel - then paint.

    • JuliaGulia
      on Mar 6, 2020

      the liner I’m talking about is a thin, solid sheet of plastic that comes in 4’ x 8’ sheets and people use it to surround the walls above the tub instead of tiles or prefabricated tub/shower surrounds.

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