Steps To Painting Your Bathroom Tiles
Painting can be a fun, affordable way to brighten up your dated bathroom tiles. There are several steps to painting your bathroom tiles. And these are some of them. First of all, if there are any problems, such as cracking tiles or crumbling grout, they need to be repaired before you start to paint your bathroom tiles. Next, you will need to prepare the surface to be painted, and this requires cleaning the tiles. Start by cleaning off any grime, dirt and soap scum that may be left on the tile surface. You can use a tile and grout cleansing solution, or some other commercial cleaning product. Then use a non-abrasive scrubbing pad. Wipe it all over the tiles to remove the debris. You may also find that the tiles will have patches of calcium residue. If this is the case then you will also need to use a calcium deposit remover. Sanding is also important before you paint bathroom tile, as this will ensure that the applied paint adheres well to the surface.
A 220 grit sandpaper is recommended, to achieve the best finish. It is coarse enough to remove the surface gloss, but not so coarse as to leave scratches that may show through your paint. The next step in the process of painting tile is the application of primer. This is done to seal the surface, and lay down a good base for the paint. It is recommended that you use a high quality oil based primer on the bathroom tiles. Start applying it at the corners. Paint each tile individually, using vertical strokes. It will usually take around 24 hours for it to dry. Then you can apply a second coat of primer. For your top coat, you need to select a high quality oil based paint.