remove paint from tile

Old 08-05-10, 06:06 PM
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remove paint from tile

Just bought a house near where I work, and the dumb shniz painted the ceramic tile in the bathroom. The original color is light blue. The tile that is not painted is a glossy finish. Some of the tile is painted with a roller and some is spray painted.
How do I and what do I need to remove the ugly paint from this nice looking tile?????????????
Old 08-05-10, 06:57 PM
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I think you will be ahead to just remove the tile and find some other tile you like. The paint will be very difficult to remove from the grout. The only thing I can suggest is some kind of chemical stripper.
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It would help to know what type of paint is on the tile.

If it's latex paint you might be able to remove it with products like 'oops' or 'goof off' lacquer thinner would also be effective. I don't know if a chemical stripper would harm the tile or not. The paint would likely remain on the grout but it could be scratched out and regrouted.

I agree that replacement will likely be the best option.

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