Paint Bathroom Tiles

Dye bathroom tiles and wonder how you can best tackle that? You can paint the floor tiles, just like the tiles on the wall. To tackle that properly, proper preparation is very important. Clean the tiles thoroughly and then neatly cover them on the slabs where you do not want to paint. Then make sure you use the right paint.

Note: paint tiles in the bathroom? Choose a paint that is scratch and impact resistant, and that is suitable for use in the bathroom. It is a lot wetter than in the rest of the house, which means that the paint has to withstand it.

The right preparation

Make the right preparations if you are going to paint the bathroom tiles. Thoroughly clean the surface, preferably with a degreaser and with a little warm water. It is wise to scrub well. You can then use sandpaper to roughen the tiles. It helps the paint to adhere better, so that you can ensure a nice, even surface.

Dry the tiles as soon as you have cleaned and sanded them. Keep the room well ventilated, but beware of drafts. Make sure the bathroom stays at room temperature, for example around 20 degrees Celsius.

Tip: have tiles broken? Replace before painting. It’s okay if a tile is not exactly the same color. You don’t see anything of that after painting.

Paint tiles in the bathroom

After the preparations you can paint the tiles in the bathroom. At least, after you’ve covered everything that you don’t want to paint. Use stucco runner on the floor and tape off parts that you do not want to paint with masking tape.

Start painting the edges for both the floor tiles and the tiles on the wall. This is best done with a brush, along the edges that you may have taped. Once you have done the edges you can ‘color in’ the surfaces with a roller. Work as much as possible from top to bottom and from left to right, so that you can tackle the faces piece by piece.

Wallpaper Paints

Paint wallpaper and wonder how you can best tackle it? You can paint over wallpaper, with which you can give the living room, the bedroom or another room a new color. Ideal for a fresh color or a different appearance, without having to re-wallpaper.

Note: do you want to paint over wallpaper? That is only possible if this is properly secured. Does that not seem the case? Use a fairly thick layer with wallpaper glue, but remove excess glue immediately.

Note: paint wallpaper? This is possible with almost every type, except for washable wallpaper and vinyl wallpaper.

Prepare and paint

You can paint over wallpaper as long as you ensure the correct preparation. For example, it is important to properly protect the floor and to seal the edges. Also tape off any baseboards, just like the furniture you want to protect.

Then you have to clean the wallpaper that you want to paint. You can use a damp sponge for this. Then check the wallpaper for small holes, such as screws or nails. You can use an all-purpose filler or other filler to fill it up, so that you can then start painting.

Is the wallpaper neat and tidy? You can then paint over the wallpaper, with which you can apply the new color. You can best start with the edges and corners, for which you naturally use a brush.

Tip: do you have doubts about the right brush to paint the wallpaper? Our paint specialists are happy to advise you, as well as about the right paint to paint over the wallpaper.

Once you have the corners and edges you can paint the surface, both horizontally and vertically. Apply a few layers, depending on the color difference that you want to bridge. Do you want to go over dark wallpaper with a light color? Then you need more layers for that than when the color difference is much smaller. Our paint specialists are also happy to think about this with you.

Do you suffer from blowing while painting? Most air bubbles disappear after drying the wall paint. Unfortunately they sometimes stay put. Wait until the paint is dry and make a vertical notch with a hobby knife. You can open the bladder with it. Put some glue behind it and press the loose parts from the sides again, so that all the air disappears.