Re-vamping mosaic table ?



After just having my garden done I would like to Re-vamp my mosaic garden table which currently has brown stone which look porous

wanted to dye the grout and colour the tiles in some grey/silver/charcoal so it’s more in keeping with the rest of the garden. Does anyone have any ideas and would I need to eat the table afterwards

thank you for any help

q re vamping mosaic table
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  • Laura Laura on Jun 13, 2021

    I recently made a mosaic table and it was my first table. I wanted to seal the table but i did too much wiping and cleaning of the glass when I was setting the tile. This removed the shine from the glass tile surface. So when i was ready to seal i decided to try a simple can of clear glossy spray paint. It worked with two generous coats doing the job. It did not shine the sandy grout but it was covered so that it would not absorb.

    I think similar would work for yours once you get it to where you are happy when its wet. So I would scrub yours up as much as possible to get it clean and when it looks great wet or after you do the staining and coloring then dry it out completely and go for the spraying shine and seal glossy paint. Spray good and slowly covering the tiles generously and let it dry. I would suggest out doors but not complete direct sunlight. Once dry, do another coat. You can always freshen it up later as needed. I found for the wet look and sealing the tile and the grout it was a good solution at a very reasonable price.

    Also, I heard of a product but I could not find it but it claims the 'wet look" for tiles and concrete. You just have to search harder than I did I suppose.

    Here is my finished table maybe you can click photos larger to see the shine was put back on the glass mosaic tiles and the grout, so it wasn't so bad in my case! Good luck!

  • William William on Jun 13, 2021

    You can paint the grout and the tile with ceramic craft paint. Michaels or Hobby lobby. Then seal with Rustoleum clear spray paint or spray glaze from Michaels or Hobby Lobby

  • Dee Dee on Jun 13, 2021

    There is a product made by Mapei called grout refresh. It has a built in sealer, You will not need to seal the table with anything if you use it. Floor and Decor sells it so does Amazon. I have used it and the product is extremely easy to use.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 15, 2021

    Hello there,

    Paint the individual tiles to match your current colourings with an acrylic paint or colour the whole table to cover the grout and then pick out the pattern again. Oh! Please don't try to eat the table!

    • Sharon Sharon on Jun 17, 2021

      😂😂 I meant seal - but after this pandemic who knows!😳

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 15, 2021

    Hi, if your tiles are porous they can be stained. This article will show you how - Test the stain first on a spot that's not visible, perhaps the underside of the table? I would seal the tiles with Shellac afterward to make them food safe. Here's a tutorial that will give you more information -

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    • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jun 18, 2021

      You should be able to yes. Grout is porous and stains really easily if it hasn't been sealed.

  • Em Em on Jun 17, 2021

    You have a two part issue. You can buy grout paint to change that color but painting all of the grout AND the tile different will take you your whole summer. Consider painting the whole thing and just paint perhaps the tiles that form the 'swirl' part of the design a different color. Seal with clear polyurathane.

    • Sharon Sharon on Jun 17, 2021

      Yep painting the grout and tiles differently - would be too big a job but I like the idea of ‘feature’ swirls

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 17, 2021

    Thank you all for your help I have some good ideas here and some great links