Painting/Covering decorated tiles?

Old 01-18-05, 09:42 AM
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Question Painting/Covering decorated tiles?

When we moved into our townhome, the bathtub surround had a border of decorated tiles. Unfortunately, the colours (grey and burgundy) are not the colours I want to use in that room. Can I paint the tiles or otherwise cover them with something? Different tiles, perhaps?

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You could try to remove them by cutting out the grout and popping the tiles off the wall. It may be a little running around to find replacement tiles the same thickness/size as your old tiles, and if you have a greenboard shower, you may cause significant damage to the substrate which would open up a whole can of worms. Another option would be to look in the yellow pages under bath tub reglazing and see about getting a quote from them to reglaze those tiles in a color you would like. Painting them with a tub refinishing kit would probably not hold up to heavy cleaning.

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