Painting & Decorating Question

How to remove gloss from slate tiles?

My sister has got slate tiles in her hall and she glossed and some have gone on her slate flooring.

Is there anything that she can you to get rid of it?

Oh and the gloss is 6 months old lol.

2 Answers

Because it's an uneven tile, one solution obv depending on how much paint is on the tiles, to use a pin prick motion with sharp needle/nail on the paint so it pierces/breaks the paint surface, then get cotton wool soaked in white spirit an lay on top, for a few hours to soften the paint. If it works remove the rest with a rag and some spirit, then wash thoroughly, use safety goggles and gloves when handling white spirit.

Answered 21st Oct 2013

Intserv Painting

Member since 23 Sep 2013

You may be able to use modern paint removers which should NOT damage the surface of the tile but if you start poking with sharp objects you could end up damageing the tiles. After it has been cleaned off remember to reseal the tiles.

Answered 12th Feb 2016

GP Decorating

Member since 12 Feb 2016

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