Painted Shower Tile

8 Materials
$50
10 Hours
Easy

Hi, I'm Amber Oliver! I hope if you enjoy this project you'll also stop by my blog!


Tearing and replacing the tile in your shower is expensive, difficult, and time consuming! Not to mention the tools required to cut tile are pretty pricey too! While I wouldn't recommend a tile project for a beginner DIYer, this project is one you can do no matter your skill level! If you can read and follow directions, you can transform your dated tile shower with a little bit of PAINT!


I teamed up with a Hometalker in my community who had wanted to transform her bathroom for a while but needed a bit of help and guidance. With my help, we created a space she loved!


If you're in the Houston area, I can help you create this look for your home! Click here to see how I can help you & send me a message to get started!

*Be sure to read the product instructions in their entirety; but here's the run down!*


The first thing you need to do is clean the tile. Start with soap and water then use alcohol to remove any residual residue.


Next you'll scour the tile with the steel wool or 400 grit sandpaper


Now mesure out and mix up the cleaner then throughly clean the entire surface area with TSP


You'll repeat this process twice.

After the surface dries, you can tape off using painters tape. don't forget around your faucets!

Safety first! The epoxy has a strong odor so be sure you have plenty of ventilation and wear proper safety gear!

Now it's time to paint!

Use a roller to cover large sections of the tile, and a smaller paint brush to cut in around the edges.

Brush marks will start to level out and disappear after a few minutes.

Your first coat serves as a base so don't try to get full coverage just yet!

Your first coat must sit for 3 hours, then you immediately apply the second coat. If you don't get the 2nd coat applied within 1 hour of letting it set, you must wait 72 hours for the 2nd coat. You repeat the same time line for a 3rd coat if needed. 

Here's the product we used!

The finished project totally transformed this dated blue tile!

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  • MB MB on Nov 19, 2021

    Yes I also curious about the grout. Does this mean you don’t have to regrout anymore? Woukd be nice although chips of the okd stuff popps out in the shower area. 😊

  • Mary Mary on Nov 19, 2021

    Can grout be eliminated using this paint over it?

  • Pdmkiss Pdmkiss on Nov 19, 2021

    How is it holding up; and how often do you use that shower?

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  • Debbie Debbie on Nov 19, 2021

    I have a bathtub insert (some sort of plastic or fibreglass). Will this process work for that, too? Thanks!

    • Lisa Lisa on Nov 19, 2021

      deb, i have a plastic surround and used the same product she used and it did great. I used a fine sand paper and just sort of went over the tub surround, cleaned it with TSP. It worked great.


  • Sharonsgarden Sharonsgarden on Nov 19, 2021

    This sounds like a great project, but I would be wearing a full respirator, not just a cloth mask when using epoxy, especially in a tight space like this.

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