Painting over previously-painted bathroom tiles

(12 Posts)
doglover Sun 28-Jul-13 18:23:11

Our ensuite bathroom has 'interesting' décor - really tacky! - but is really low down the list of priorities to tackle. The large wall tiles have all been painted JET BLACK and look hideous!
Would a white tile paint work over the black? This would be a temporary solution until our finances permit a proper refit but would make the room less cave-like!

TIA

doglover Sun 28-Jul-13 19:13:16

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doglover Sun 28-Jul-13 20:16:48

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camtt Sun 28-Jul-13 20:22:22

don't know if it would work but surely worth a try!

doglover Sun 28-Jul-13 20:30:54

Yes, probably! Just don't want to make a mistake so that it looks even worse!! smile

bimbabirba Sun 28-Jul-13 21:12:20

We painted over bathroom tiles in the previous house and I would never have it again.
For a start the paint is really really toxic and difficult to apply. It also scratches easily and looks awful because the underneath shows through.

Slainte Mon 29-Jul-13 07:52:24

Do you know what's under the black paint? Would it be better to try to remove the paint rather than trying to paint over it?

doglover Mon 29-Jul-13 08:02:19

Good question, Slainte. No, I don't. I'm almost afraid to investigate! How would I go about removing the tile paint?

catpark Mon 29-Jul-13 11:43:32

You can get tile paint stripper from B&Q etc. But keep everything covered as It also strips the enamel of baths etc. Even if you don't like the tiles under the paint, once it's stripped new tile paint will apply better to the bare tile.

doglover Mon 29-Jul-13 16:58:43

Many thanks. Will investigate further ...................

DameFanny Mon 29-Jul-13 17:01:30

Get some Kling Strip online - non toxic paint stripper, cover with plastic, peels off in a satisfying lump.

do a tile to find out what's under there, then if it's harvest mice shit you can lightly sand the other tiles for a key and use any gloss you like to cover them

doglover Mon 29-Jul-13 17:03:28

smile I like your thinking!

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