Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

Chime right in! (no registration req'd)

-----

"Painting ceramic tiles"



2004

I would like to paint ceramic tiles in a shower area. Could you please recommend what product(s) I should use and how the surface should be prepared. Thank you.

Lou-Enne Bartolomeu
Refinishing - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
^


Paint for Porcelain (China, Tile)

Affiliate Link
(finishing.com earns commission on what you buy after clicking)

2004

I purchased very cheap plain glazed tile at my local tile shop for .39 each. The were nothing special.

I then bought ceramic paints from our local ceramic shop in the colours of choice. Laying out the tiles in the same perimeters as our bath/shower area, I then painted a grotto scene with ferns, hostas, and other shade flowers, with little "surprises" like a tiny mouse, a spider on a mossy log, etc.

I then very carefully took the tiles (numbered on the back so that I could put my puzzle back together) back to the ceramic shop for firing. I had to be careful because the painting I did was easily wiped off the glossy tile surface by accident!

Once fired, the tiles were easy to install. This was fifteen years ago, and I have had no problem with them in any way. Cleaning them is a snap with any bathroom cleaner.

Good luck!

Ann Thomson
- Victoria, BC Canada
^

none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread SEARCH for Threads about ... My Topic Not Found: Start NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2021 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA