ceramic tile

Old 04-21-01, 02:26 PM
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I have a master bath that is blue with black trim on the floor and 3/4 way up the wall in the shower stall. The floor is mosaic and the walls are 4" ceramic tile. I need to change the color and update this old bathroom. I have several questions:
1. Is there a paint that will adhere to tile in the shower?
2. If painting isn't feasible, can I tile over tile?
3. How do I handle the shower drain with 2nd layer of tile?
4. Do I need to remove sink and commode as well?
5. Would it be easier to remove old tile and mud lathe and start from scratch?

I sure am hoping there is a workable paint!! Many thanx for your help.

Old 04-22-01, 07:02 AM
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Sorry, Bambi.

I know of no paint that will hold up in a shower. Tiling over might be an option. You have to chop out the tiles in an area of the floor around the drain -- about 6 to 8 inches away from the drain. This will allow you to slope the new tiles down to the level of the drain. You chop out only the surface. Do not go too deeply, or you'll put a hole in the pan.

It's important to make sure the old tiles are thoroughly cleaned and free from soap, etc. You can then use a product such as Customs Flex Bond or TEC Super Flex to adhere the new tiles.

But hey, what's wrong with black and blue? :-)



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