Painting over Mosaic tiles on kitchen worktop

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Old 10-18-04, 09:09 AM
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Painting over Mosaic tiles on kitchen worktop

We have moved into an old house which has blue mosaic tiles as the kitchen worktop. The shade of blue does not match any other colour in the room and we would like to paint over them (in white). Bearing in mind that this is a kitchen surface and will be coming into contact with items from both a cooker (hot) and a sink (wet), is this a feasible option? If so, what would be the best way to go about it.

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Old 10-18-04, 10:51 AM
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I would never recomend painting tile - especially on a counter top. If the tile is in good shape, and you like it why not change the other colors in the room to match? If it absolutely won't work think about retiling the counter.

The reason paint doesn't work is:

1. The tile needs a lot of prep before paint will effectively adhere to it.
2. It won't last under the conditions you're describing. It will turn out to look worse in not too long of a time.
 
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Old 10-24-04, 04:15 AM
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There is tile paint available online for this

There is tile paint on line. Be sure to get a kit with a bonding agent included. These kits are specifically formulated for painting tile. Minimal prep is required and the bonding agents adhere the paint very good. Search on a site like overture or google under the search heading "tile paint or painting ceramic tile".
 
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Old 10-24-04, 05:11 AM
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While there are coatings and paints are available for just about every surface, as indicated, painting ceramic tile on countertops, floors, and in tub/shower areas is a temporary fix. Despite testimonials to the contrary, they tend not to hold up in areas of high activity and exposure to water and cleaning products. Learning to work colors in room and accessories around existing tile colors tends to work out for the best from the standpoints of durability and budget.
 
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Old 10-30-04, 01:48 PM
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Old 10-30-04, 07:02 PM
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The paint that ksrountree is talking about is great for backsplashes but not for the counter top. These products can not hold up to the cleaning that is done on the counter top.
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Old 11-01-04, 11:51 AM
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please don't paint!

definitely re-tile! it's easier than you think (i did our little entry & fireplace hearth) & there are some great-looking inexpensive tiles out there. the pro's in the Tiling forum will walk you through your project step by step. beautiful tile countertops look higher end, classy, and add value to your home. painted tiles look painted, and usually cheesy & tacky, and worse once they start getting scratched & chipped. since you own this home, do it right.
 
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