What kind of paint to use on ceramic tiles?


I need help deciding what kind of paint to use on ceramic tiles. I have ceramic tiling in my kitchen and I'm getting tired of looking at them. I'd like to make a change, without having to remove the tiles. So I was thinking that I can simply paint over them. Right? I need some advice, though, about how to do this. I assume that regular paint will not work on top of tiles. Is there a special paint that I can use for this? Any special prep work? Has anyone done this before that can guide me along with the project?

q what kind of paint to use on ceramic tiles
  5 answers
  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Nov 21, 2018

    You can use chalk paint, but there is lots of ideas for you: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/paint-ceramic-tiles/

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 21, 2018

    Tiles can be painted with design. If it were me, I would use a stamp of some sort and put a favorite color design on them, like stamp them with a special design in cobalt blue or what ever is your favorite color. You might find some at a paint supply store if you do not want to make your own stamp design. Permanent markers do well, but you could ask at the paint store for a permanent paint for them, or use a good ink or even permanent marker. A dark blue design would really be pretty on your tiles and blue isn't even one of my favorite colors!

    • Donna Donna on Nov 21, 2018

      Thank you for the great ideas! Can you tell me more about these "stamps"? How does that work? Is it like a stencil? BTW I l ve your avatar photo. What kind of cactus is that?

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 21, 2018

    Here is a website that advertises stamps for tiles and below is one example of what they look like along with the end product on a tile.https://www.etsy.com/market/tile_rubber_stamp Dip the stamp block in porcelain paint and press the stamp down on a tile. About the cactus, I am not sure, I just like it. Hope this helps you, Donna to find what you need.

  • Susan george Susan george on Nov 21, 2018

    I painted mine with a coat of primer and then regular wall paint and they have held up fine!

    • See 1 previous
    • Susan george Susan george on Nov 21, 2018

      A good sponge brush or I like the flat rectangular paint pads....smoother than a brush....or brush first to get into grout then immediately use the pad to smooth over

  • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Nov 21, 2018

    I used Giani Countertop Paint Kit. 79.00 does your whole kitchen...has everything in the kit including rollers, brushes, paints, etc. Here is how I did mine in the kitchen.... Here is how I did the bathroom counters. You can purchase it on Amazon here. The kit itself is hard to find in stores, but is online at Amazon is where I purchased mine. Don't be afraid to add some sparkle!