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When it comes to updating a bathroom that has nasty color of ceramic tiles, many people think of removing and replacing the tiles. But this is not financially reasonable, so painting your old ceramic tiles may the solution to your problem.
It is true that paint doesn’t stick to a slick, shiny surface like the ceramic tiles. However, you can do the same with a little bit of extra prep work. Ceramic tiles of your bathroom can be painted and this will create a more durable surface that is much more visually pleasing than the outdated appearance you may currently have.
There are mainly two important parts of painting ceramic tiles in your bathroom. First, you have to prepare the ceramic tile surface properly and second, you have to choose right type of paint. Here’s how to go when it comes to paint ceramic tiles.
Preparing The Ceramic Tiles:
Just like any other painting project, prep work is the most important part of ceramic tile painting project. The purpose of surface preparation is to create a surface that the paint will stick to. Since paint will not stick to a slick and shiny surface, you have to get rid of the shine at the first point. First, clean your tiles properly with a domestic tile cleaner available in the market. You can use the tile cleaner with a mild abrasive. The tile cleaner will remove all the dirt from the tiles and make it clean and clear. On the other hand, the abrasive will break down the shiny surface of the tiles, making it more perfect for the paint job. When preparing your ceramic tiles for painting, make sure take care of all mildew stains and crack tiles.
Priming and Painting the Ceramic Tiles:
Once you complete the prep work and you have a freshly cleaned and sanded surface, you have the perfect surface foundation for a good paint job. Use a high quality primer to build the base that your paint will be applied over. Never buy a cheap primer since this may ruin the job rather than helping it. The primer should have a strong bond to stick to the tile. Use an oil-based primer, if you are planning to apply an oil-based paint for the finished coats.
Once the primer is dry, you can apply the first coat of paint to the ceramic tiles in your bathroom. Use an oil-based semi-gloss or high-gloss alkyd based paint for the top coat. For any kind of assistance regarding your painting project, consider hiring the best house painters in Andover MA.