My husband painted our bathroom tiles ,

Pauline Acott
by Pauline Acott

But now the shower bottom all pealed and what can I do to remove paint from the tile? Can I use stripper and re-grout?

my husband painted our bathroom tiles
  8 answers
  • William William on Jul 28, 2017
    Yep! use Citristrip Safe stripper. Have your hubby do the work. There is no paint that will hold up to constant water contact.

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    • Pauline Acott Pauline Acott on Jul 29, 2017
      Thank you who would you suggest to do this ???

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 28, 2017
    what was used????

  • GoddessOdd GoddessOdd on Jul 28, 2017
    Working carefully, you may be able to remove a lot of it with just a razor scraper, but be careful not to scratch the tiles. If that doesn't work, use CitriStrip or similar product, lay it on, cover with plastic wrap, let it do it's work and then use the scraper to remove the paint. I would reseal the grout after stripping, as the stripper would probably remove any sealer.
    Epoxy paint will work on tiles and fixtures, but it still requires very gentle handling and is probably not the best solution for a shower or tub in heavy use. That said, my mom had her tub and tile surround professionally painted with epoxy about 20 years ago. She's very careful and her tub and tile surround still look great.

  • Save this! Every time someone that wants to paint tiles show them this photo. While may be successful in some applications, 99% of them end up like this . . .

    Now, hubby wanted to help, thought it might work and meant well. Gotta love them for that!

  • William William on Jul 29, 2017
    FYI: Two part epoxy pool paint, which is formulated for pools, can last up to seven years average being two to four years. Rubberized pool paint lasts an average two to for years. Over time it will fade, crack, and/or blister. Alkalinity of the pool is a main factor. Painted pools require different special care than unpainted pools. Shocking with chlorinated products is not recommended. As I stated before, no paint will survive constant water contact. Professional tub painters use a porcelain based epoxy paint that is baked on to bond as one unit.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 29, 2017
    I wouldn't try and fix this myself. My Mom had her tub/shower professionally refinished, and it still looked brand new and shiny 10-12 years later when the house was sold. Many of these companies remove old finishes. Just look up tub refinishers in your area. Choose one that has experience, and testimonials you can check if possible.

  • Lance Dale Norton Lance Dale Norton on Jul 30, 2017
    Next time you want to clean your tub or shower walls.use 4 cans of easy off oven cleaner and let it sit overnight. Then rinse off.if you have to repeat the process. Never ever paint a bath tub or shower walls.

  • KatAych KatAych on Jul 31, 2017
    Use a marine sealant.