Can You Paint Tile?

Painted Tile

You sure can! But before you go to the store and pick up some paint, be sure to read the preparation/application tips and considerations.

If you just don’t want to replace or remodel that old outdated ceramic tile in your kitchen or bath, paint it!¬†Painting over tile is a simple project that can create amazing results. Follow the steps below for a superior application:

Step 1 – Repair Any Damaged Areas

Before you begin, examine the tile for damage. If there are any areas that are cracked, shipped, or rough, use a quick-drying epoxy to fill in the area. Allow the filler to dry for a few days before applying step 2. 

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What Type of Paint to Use in a Bathroom or Kitchen?

Bathrooms and kitchens have their own set of unique challenges given constant moisture, high traffic, splatters, and frequent washing.

Fortunately, most major paint brands have a line of kitchen and bath paints that are specifically formulated to stand up to the test in kitchens and bathrooms.  Using advanced technologies, these high-quality durable paints are designed to withstand moisture and frequent washing and even resist mildew. They typically come in a satin or semi-gloss finish.

Some examples include:

Benjamin Moore Kitchen and Bath Paint

Sherwin Williams Bath Paint

Valspar Ultra Kitchen & Bath