Can these tiles be painted?


These tiles are really dated. I don't want to remove them for 3 more years. Can they be painted or what do YOU suggest help!

q can these tiles be painted
q can these tiles be painted
q can these tiles be painted
  10 answers
  • Heje Heje on Jul 22, 2018
    The best thing to do would be to clean them really well with TSP, Krudkutter or white vinegar: then sand, prime and paint. It will look nice and fresh.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 22, 2018
    LOL you got me, I was going why is that fireplace up at the ceiling....your pictures are upside down.
    Yes you can paint the tiles, I would suggest sanding them a bit, and wipe off any dust, prime and paint..... I would use an epoxy paint like Rustoleum. You could also fill the texture of the tiles before priming and painting, using thinset.
    You could also add some wire mesh to it, and plaster the fireplace for a look like your chimney.

  • Cindy Cindy on Jul 22, 2018
    Hi Jody. I'm Cindy. Yes, these tiles can be painted. Begin by taping all outside edges. Sand just a bit to give the paint a surface it can cling to. Wipe off all dust from sanding. Then the fun part. You might be able to purchase a paint with primer built in. Be sure to ask the store clerk if you need paint made for high heat. Wishing you well.

  • Jeanne Jeanne on Jul 23, 2018
    Yes. Prime with STIX. Use any paint, chalk paint probably best. Clean well first and water based poly top coat.

  • Deanna Fitzgerald Deanna Fitzgerald on Jul 23, 2018
    Clean really well with TSP (wear rubber gloves!) - this stuff cuts thru all the grease and grime that will keep the paint from sticking.
    Then I would do as someone suggested above - fill in all the grout lines with thin set to make the grout lines even with the tile.
    More work that just painting the tile but if you can get it pretty smooth it would look really nice.
    Or you could do Venetian plaster if you’re up to it.
    Good luck.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 23, 2018
    I would start with a couple of coats of Gesso to create a new surface. Then you could use any heat resistant paint, and seal with a heat resistant sealer from Rustoleum. The fireplace should be insulated and sealed in such a way that the brick itself does not get hot, but that’s not a perfect protection from fireplace heat. Best wishes ☺️

  • EllieBellie EllieBellie on Jul 24, 2018


  • Khaleesi Khaleesi on Dec 07, 2020

    Maybe chances are no

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 09, 2021

    Yes, if you use a tile paint!