How can I make over bathroom tiles to be basic white?

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Can I use Peel & stick tiles? Or paint them? Looking for basic white.

q how can i cover bathroom tile

House is 60+ years old

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  • Tuula - Color Me Thrifty Tuula - Color Me Thrifty on Aug 31, 2019

    Hi Beverly, Here's a tutorial that you might find helpful if you decided to paint the tile.

    https://www.domesticimperfection.com/how-to-refinish-outdated-tile/

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Aug 31, 2019

    I hate that you want to cover up this 50s tile. But I understand. People around here pay a lot for 50s houses with original tile. Use the epoxy kits made for painting tile foe best results.

  • Ellis Ellis on Aug 31, 2019

    I know you hate the pink and black, because I had it in a house and hated it, too. But after seeing the terrible results a friend had when they painted the tile with a kit (the paint job eventually peeled and chipped), I decided to embrace the pink. I scrubbed the tile and grout lines, re-grouted it, recaulked round the tub, and went shopping for a complementary paint and/or wallpaper with a 50's look. I still hated it, but it looked good and got lots of compliments.


    Whatever you do, good luck!

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    • Ellis Ellis on Sep 02, 2019

      Robin, we've long ago moved on from that house. It never occurred to me to take pictures, back in those days it was film and nowhere to post them!

  • Within the Grove Within the Grove on Aug 31, 2019

    There's a tub and tile paint that you can find at Home Depot. It only comes in white though but does the trick.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 31, 2019

    To Kelly’s point, I would suggest that you look at websites that are called “embrace the pink“.

    Is that bathroom has survived over 65 years, then you might want to reconsider, what is truly worth, at this point in time

    If you want to throw it away, then salvage the tile and sell it, online.

    This will be a huge amount of work but people will pay for it, believe me.

  • William William on Sep 01, 2019

    Rustoleum or Homax tub and tile paint kits are the best.


    https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=paint%20tile