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.
15 Awesome Painted Tile Tutorials
Check out 15 awesome painted tile tutorials. You will see how to paint a tile backsplash, painted tile floors, tile bathtubs, tile showers (even the tile floor too) and tile countertops too. These tutorials share a handful of different products used like Rust-Oleum's Home Floor Coating, Porch and Patio paint, Tub and Tile kits, and regular old primer, paint and sealer.
How to Paint and Stencil Floor Tile
This is a great painted tile and stenciled tile tutorial with a Sherwin Williams porch and patio paint.
How To Paint Tile The Easy Way
This is a great tutorial on how to paint bathroom tile with Rust-Oleum tub and tile kit.
How I Painted Our Bathroom’s Ceramic Tile Floors: A Simple (and Cheap!) DIY
Learn how to paint ceramic tile floors with Benjamin Moore’s Floor & Patio Paint.
How to Paint Tile Countertops / Before and After
Can you paint tile countertops? Yes! April shares a tutorial on how to successfully paint outdated tile countertops.
How To Paint Tile Floor (With Stenciling)
This is a great post on how to successfully paint tile floor and stencil it too. She uses Rust-Oleum Home floor coating with a stencil.
How to paint bathroom tile: floor, shower, backsplash
If you want to learn how to paint shower tile this post is for you. She even painted the shower floor and has a great tutorial with honest thoughts on her painted tile shower.
How To Paint A Tile Floor Without Losing Your Mind - Organized-ish
See how Lela shares her painted tile bathroom floor tutorial. She even used a stencil to give the painted tile dimension and it looks beautiful now.
How to paint a stone backsplash
See how Charleston Crafted used an acrylic shimmer paint to paint their travertine tile backsplash. It went from boring to fabulous with just a little paint!
How I Painted My Entire Kitchen (Including the Backsplash) for Under $250
Meg used a Homax tile painting kit to paint her outdated kitchen backsplash. She shares a quick tutorial and tips on how to successfully paint tile.
How to Paint Ceramic Tile with Tile Paint
Julie does a great job of sharing how she updated her old green tile with primer and paint to brighten her space.
How to Paint Tile Flooring with Rust-Oleum Floor Coating
See how Brooke also used Rust-Oleum Floor coating to paint her outdated tile. She shares easy step by step pictures for how to update old tile with paint.
See how our painted tile DIY project looks 3 years later!
This is an honest three year review of how the painted tile has held up. Heather shares some awesome feedback with pictures. Spoiler alert; it's held up really well!
Learn how to use Rust-Oleum Home floor coating to transform outdated tile floor. I've shared how I easily created painted floor tiles.
Nitpicky 6-month painted tile update
If you are looking for a review on how painted tile holds up with a six month update this is for you!
How to Paint Floor Tile - One Room Challenge: Week 6
In this tutorial you will see how to paint floor tile with regular old latex paint to transform a room and what floor tile paint works best!
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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.