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Any thoughts on how to repair, replace or remove these images on kitchen counter

Any thoughts on how to repair, replace or remove these images on kitchen counter


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Old 09-02-22, 11:19 AM
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Any thoughts on how to repair, replace or remove these images on kitchen counter

These tiles used on the counter and backsplash in our kitchen, are likely 30 years old?. Some on the counter have some wear on some of them. There's only a few of them sprinkled amongst blank tiles. The third picture is on a counter that doesn't see much use / doesn't have much wear. They are 4" tiles.

Any ideas on options for repairing / replacing the images? Or to remove the image completely? Short of removing the tiles themselves.

We bought the house 25 years ago and this is the counter that was there. So I don't know anything about these tiles / images. They left extra tiles from the floor, but not the counter.

The images have stood up well I guess since it IS 30 years or so since they were put in.



 
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Old 09-02-22, 12:46 PM
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Those images are fired on the tile. It would damage the tile finish to remove them.
You could replace the tiles if you had spares.
It wouldn't be likely to find new tiles that were exactly the same.
 
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It looks like the artist is active on Etsy. Maybe she can offer suggestions.

https://www.etsy.com/market/wendy_wheeler
 
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Old 09-02-22, 03:40 PM
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@rocketjsquirrel

Thanks! I think that page is things that people sell that have 'Wendy Wheeler' in the title / description?

@PJMax: Thanks. I meant to mention that I wouldn't dare try to replace the actual tiles. I'd never get the grout to match.

I thought my wife would like me looking into this. She said she'd get a granite? top if she was going to change things. I thiink I should let this go to save myself money ; )

 
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Old 09-02-22, 04:36 PM
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Tile and grout can be painted or epoxied over, if properly prepared. So that's an option that would be your last step before tearing it out and redoing it all.
 
 

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