Check out 15 painted tile tutorials that will help you successfully paint any tile surface. Also included are a few suggestions for tile paint products.
I’m no stranger to painting tile. I recently painted floor tile in our back house with Rust-Oleum’s Home Floor Coating. It worked great and has held up beautifully. I also just painted our kitchen tile backsplash. I don’t know why I waited so long to do that!
Since that painted tile project was so successful, I decided I would share other great tutorials that might inspire you to pick up the paint brush and makeover that dated tile like painting bathroom tiles or painting a tile floor.
I’ve tried to search the web for the best and most helpful honest reviews and tutorials that will lead to a successful paint job. There is nothing more disheartening that watching your hard work fail.
If you are getting ready to start a painted tile project, whether it be a floor tile paint project or a tile backsplash project, make sure to do your research.
Read a handful of posts and find the best paint and best method for your situation. I’ve included a few of my favorite tile paints below too.
Speaking of the best tile paints, I’ve also rounded up my favorite in another blog post here. This list includes all sorts of tile paint from bathroom tile paint to paint specifically designed for a tub.
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Best Tile Paint
There are a handful of paints on the market today that are made specifically for tile. That being said, I would caution you to think about two things;
- Is the tile in a wet area?
- Is it a high traffic surface?
Shower Tile paint
If it’s in a wet area like a tub or a shower, I would suggest using a product like Homax Tub and Tile Refinishing kit or Rust-Oleum’s Tub and Tile Refinishing kit. These are made specifically to hold up around water.
Many of the reviews I read noted that regular paint, even when it is heavily sealed, did not hold up well in a shower or tub. The tub and tile paints, however, did hold up well.
This seems like a no brainer, but with so many DIY tutorials today, it’s easy to be convinced into using a cheaper product that is promised to work.
Ceramic Tile floor paint
We all want our floor product to be super durable to scuffs, scratches and every day wear and tear. So is painting tile really an option? Yes!
Many of these tutorials have had good success with using a bonding primer (this is a good primer for a bathroom floor)with a porch and patio paint followed by a good sealer if you choose to use one (most porch and patio paints don’t require a sealer).
You can forgo all the different products and use a floor tile kit like Rust-Oleum’s Home Flooring Coating Kit.
I can speak from experience that Rust-Oleum’s kit is fabulous! It’s been almost a year since I painted the tile and honestly I haven’t seen one nick or scratch. If I were going to paint tile again, this would be my go-to product.
There you have it folks. I hope this post has given you enough information about painting tile to know what product and method to use to transform that outdated surface.