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QuestionPainting Floor tiles???
Hello, I want to paint my floor tiles. I know I can buy special tile paint but should I use a little roller instead of a paint brush.
Oh and how can I stop the paint going on to the grout in between the tiles?
Please do not paint your floor tiles the chances of getting the paint to stay on the tiles is remote and the chances of it looking nice are even more remote. I would suggest you either save up and, replace the tiles or buy a big rug.
Chapman Fencing & Landscaping 17th Feb, 2011
Quite agree with 'Chapman Fencing' However if you insist on painting the floor tiles you must make sure of a few things 1. the floor must be really clean, no oils or wax residues, best cleaned with strong sugar soap then rinsed with plenty of clean water. 2. Floor must be completly dry. 3. A '2 pack' paint would be best a tile paint from a DIY store is no good at all. Good luck !
Kevin Grimmond & Son Decorating 17th Feb, 2011
A small gloss roller is best then you don't get the brush marks. To avoid getting paint on te grout make sure you do not overload the roller wth paint and if you do not have a steady hand, then use a paint guard.
HMC Locksmiths 17th Feb, 2011
I Totally agree with Kevin Grimmond.
Unless you Really Know what you are doing I would Not even attempt the job.
T.M.DECOR 18th Feb, 2011
BEDEC DOES A MULTISURFACE PAINT THAT WORKS WELL WITH TILES IN USUALLY ONE COAT. RE THE GROUT, IF YOU HAVE THE TIME TO CUT IN AROUND INDIVIDUAL TILES,THEN GREAT, IF NOT, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU RAKE OUT THE GROUT THERE AND RE-GROUT AFTER YOU HAVE PAINTED FOR A PERFECT FINISH, THERE IS NO QUICK SOLUTION IM AFRAID.
Magic Touch 18th Feb, 2011
if you dont want to get into the grout it will be difficult to do with a roller its sounds like a very tedious job with a small brush that way you are sure not to get it into grout and yes you can get speicial tile paint malc.
ludlow home and garden imimprovements/ludlow fencing 17th Feb, 2011
Painting floor tiles is a no no
Don't be a cheapskate.
For what it costs I would put new tiles down first
C Glancey 25th Feb, 2011
Hi , Using a roller will be more efficent because it will use less paint in one go and the layers will dry quicker.
also there will be no brush lines.
Didcot Bathrooms & Kitchens 17th Feb, 2011