Removing paint from ceramic tile

Old 10-25-01, 11:55 AM
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Is there a way to remove paint from ceramic tile without damaging the tile? The previous homeowners painted over all of the ceramic tile in the house.
Old 10-25-01, 02:13 PM
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Removing paint from tile

I recently read a forum post where someone removed paint from tile and found that the tile's ceramic glaze had been 'roughed up' so the paint would adhere. You don't know what you will find under the paint. There are both solvent based and citrus based strippers available. You might want to take a look at the ones at Should the paint come of the tile successly and you find a smooth surface, you may not have so much luck with the grout and may have to replace it.
Old 10-30-01, 12:48 PM
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Removing paint from ceramic tiles

This job can easily and safely be done using the PEEL AWAY 7 product. Visit the web site at
Old 10-30-01, 01:06 PM
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Thank you for your help, it also answered another question I had about stripping paint off of cabinets and then restaining them.

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