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What Paint to Use and How to Paint Ceramic Tiles in Bathrooms

Toasty Blogger - September 11, 2019 - 0 comments

The process of painting a bathroom can be tricky because it is a high-moisture part of your home. It is also a part of the house that’s used daily. Because of this, it’s crucial to choose the right product to use in painting your bathroom walls.

Keep on reading to find out what type of paint you should use for your bathroom.


What to Consider When Painting your Bathroom

When it comes to painting your bathroom walls, look for paint that’s water-resistant, and mildew-resistant, and also that it’s the right color for your bathroom. 

  • Moisture and Mildew Resistance: Satin and semi-gloss paints are the best options for your bathroom. They prevent the moisture from impacting your paint or the walls beneath. Also, they have a robust finish and can endure repeated cleanings. Even while semi-gloss has superior durability, satin is better at hiding flaws. Some paints are particularly formulated for bathrooms and other high-moisture areas. Others are designed with antimicrobial properties that inhibit the growth of mildew and mold in your bathroom. As you may or may not be aware, your bathroom has to deal with daily splashing, dripping, and steam. That is why moisture and mildew resistance is crucial.


  • Color: In most cases, a white bathroom gives off that classic, clean look, and it doesn’t go out of style. When deciding what color to use, think of light and dark colors. As a rule of thumb, lighter colors create a more spacious feel, while darker colors make a room feel smaller. To be specific, blue has a psychological association with cleanliness and good hygiene and can be a good option for your bathroom. If not, you can opt for neutral colors, such as brown, tan, and gray.


Painting Ceramic Tiles in Your Bathroom

Many households have bathrooms with ceramic tiles. When deciding to remodel your bathroom, it can be quite tricky to deal with painting ceramic tiles. Many homeowners even wonder if they can paint the ceramic tile in their bathrooms. Here’s what you need to know:

  • When to Paint: You can paint your bathroom if you have drab tiles and can be painted as long as they are not in a high-traffic or high-moisture area. Even decorative tiles in halls or other spaces can be painted, as long as they will not receive heavy wear.


  •  When Not to Paint: It is not ideal for painting in-between showers. The moisture can seep in and loosen the bond between the paint and the substrate. As a result, it will peel or bubble. The bottom line is that high-traffic floors are not likely to perform well if you paint the ceramic tile.


  • How to Paint: The process of painting ceramic tiles can be extensive and tedious. However, you can start by cleaning the area thoroughly and repairing any cracked tiles or loose grout. Second, sand the tile by using sandpaper and an orbital sander to remove the glossy finish. Third, prime the tile using a high-adhesion primer. Fourth, paint the ceramic tile using several coats of high-quality alkyd paint. Finally, finish the project with a coat or two of clear urethane.


Last Words

We hope this has given you an idea about the type of paint and how to paint ceramic tiles for your bathroom. The bottom line is, consider the moisture resistance and color of the paint to be used.


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