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Tiles - Revamp Your Old Tiles

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Topic: Tiles

Tiles are extremely common in the bathroom, laundry or kitchen and, over time, they can start to look a little worn.  If you don’t have the budget to completely retile an area, or are simply looking for an easy and low cost way to revamp your tiles, consider using tile paint.  Tile paint is specifically designed to be used over tiles and it is easier to use than you may think.

What is Tile Paint?

Tile paint is a paint that has been designed for the specific purpose of decorating or changing the colour of any tiled surface, except for tiled floors.  The paint can be used in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry and its use is not limited to the dry areas such as the tiles on the wall.  It can also be used in the wet areas such as in the shower recess itself or on a splashback.

Do Your Tiles need to be in Good Condition?

If your tiles are more than just a little faded, and look battered, that’s okay as well as it is not necessary for your tiles to be in perfect condition to use the tile paint.  The tile paint can actually be used to bring a completely uniform look to your tiles, making them look like new! 

You are also able to repair your tiles before applying the tile paint, if your tiles are cracked or broken. This is because a water-based primer needs to be applied to the tiles first, before the tile paint.  Of course, if you prefer, you can replace the tile with another tile of the same size, as the tile paint will not necessitate you needing to colour-match your existing tiles.

Colours and Durability of Tile Paint

Tile paint is available in thousands of different colours, thanks to there being two tint bases which can be mixed and matched.  Therefore, it should be easy to find a colour that will coordinate with your existing colour scheme, or perhaps you could create a whole new theme in your home, based around your freshly painted tiles!

Tile paint is also extremely durable as it is a high gloss paint that dries into an extremely hard finish that almost exactly replicates the look of a ceramic tile.  This means that you do not have to worry about the paint chipping off easily in the future.  In fact, with a bit of care, you could get extra years of wear out of your tiles.

Can I Paint My Tiles Myself?

If you are more comfortable with having a professional complete your tiling project, that is fine, but it is possible to paint the tiles yourself as no specialised knowledge is needed.  Essentially, all you need to do is clean the tiles well, prime the tiles, and then paint them.  The finishing touch is a grout pen to replicate the look of fresh, clean grout lines.

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