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ginla
October 23, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I wanna paint this dated tile...anyone have suggestions on colour? Is painting tile as easy as applying primer followed by choice of colour?
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motownmom
You can paint tile, I have. You want to use primer first then paint.

However, what is it that you don't like about the tile? It matches the room at this point. What did you have in mind?
October 23, 2013 at 2:59PM     
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Studio NOO Design
why painting ?
October 23, 2013 at 3:07PM   
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ginla
Well I don't like the black trimmings and wanted to make it a solid colour. Also I thought a fresh coat of paint would hide any discolouration in between the tiles
October 23, 2013 at 3:09PM   
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ginla
I'm confused as to what colour to paint the tile as the toilet is white but the counter top is tope
October 23, 2013 at 3:11PM   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
I like the tile. Very in now. I would get new vanity top. Go a black. Brush nickel faucets. And lights.
October 23, 2013 at 3:15PM   
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Nancy Travisinteriors
Black area rug. Or get new tile big 14-16" tile.
October 23, 2013 at 3:16PM   
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ginla
I don't wanna spend too much money as it is a rental and just want a quick fix for the next couple years until we can afford a down good down payment
October 23, 2013 at 3:17PM   
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yoboseiyo
then make sure you ask if the landlord is ok with you changing things.

they may flip out if you do something like paint the tile.
October 23, 2013 at 3:25PM   
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ginla
Landlord is ok with it.
October 23, 2013 at 3:27PM   
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yoboseiyo
in that case, you want an exterior oil based primer, since this is a wet area, and you'll want an exterior grade oil based paint as well. to maintain the shiny tile look, i would use glidden's trim and door gel paint. it's an oil based gel, and is self levelling so it helps eliminate brush strokes. it's very viscous, and you'll probably want 2 or more coats of it, but it's really nice paint.

i'm not sure if you'd need a clearcoat on top of this, as it doesn't normally need one for doors or trim, but it couldn't hurt. an exterior grade poly, or a marine grade if you can get it, would be best.
October 23, 2013 at 3:45PM     
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