Asked on Oct 13, 2017

Can I paint over bathroom tiles if they have already been painted

  4 answers
  • Jean Jean on Oct 13, 2017

    if they have been done with Epoxy paint? yes.

    if they have been done with oils? that's a big maybe.

    if they've been done with latex, and it's already wearing, I would use Citrisolve (paint stripper) to remove it before trying a new finish.

  • Teresa Adkins Workman Teresa Adkins Workman on Oct 13, 2017

    Thank you! It was done with latex and is peeling. I was going to use Epoxy on them. Hoping not to have to strip them!

    • Sharon Sharon on Oct 13, 2017

      To epoxy the surface must be free of paint, and use a green abrasive pad to scuff up, and several cleanings to make sure it stays on.

  • Sta27530971 Sta27530971 on Oct 15, 2017

    If the surface is the original glazed finish, one can paint freehand or stenciled designs with Folkart glass paints. For a more lasting design the tiles would need to be cooked in an oven at 200 degrees. If you have a kiln or can take the tiles to a local ceramic business, ceramic one strokes or over glazes can be used. These ceramic paints require a kiln to cook the paints onto the already glazed tiles at higher temperatures than a regular oven and would make the finish more permanent.


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 02, 2022

    Why not use Latex again and dab in the places that are peeling, giving you an irregular look, which could be continued when any of the rest iof the wall peels, or maybe dab/stipple in metallic paint for a designer accent.