Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Painting Ceramic Tile {The Primer is On!}

Well... what's done is done! I have started my painting project in the kitchen. Now, no turning back! A while ago, I posted about re tiling our backsplash and choosing a grout color. Well, I have taken this project into my own hands and decided on something entirely different. I have never liked our flower design on some of our backsplash tiles. I like that the tile is white, but the flowers made the backsplash more dated. White subway tile would be ideal, but I'm all about working with what you've got in 2013! There will be more details to follow, but as a money saver, I decided to paint the tiles with a special primer/ paint that adheres to tile! Here is an update, all primed and ready for the topcoat...


Sorry that the picture is grainy. It's a phone picture on a cloudy day. After two coats of primer, I can hardly see the flowers! Yay! I had to let the primer cure overnight, so I will be back at this in a little while. We also have white cabinets, so I brought a kitchen drawer into the paint store to get a color match. I can't wait to show completed pictures!

Have you ever painted tile?? Would you ever be as crazy as me and try it??

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would be curious as to the brand name of the primer you used. You can be the cananry for me...have a dated backsplash in our kitchen that I would love to paint, but I have been chicken! To cover up some of the more "offensive" tiles, I purchased square coasters in same size and glued them in place. It has been a decent temporary solution.

McKae @ Kaes Corner Design said...

I've thought about painting tile in my house too but I'm way to scared. What kind of primer did you use? I'm excited to see it!

Simply LKJ said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out. I have had several friends who have had things painted on their tile before...as long as it is sealed well, it should last for quite some time!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Amber- Brave! I have a basket of crocus on my tile that I would love to say goodbye to! Let us know how it works, and the products you used!

Loretta

Sarah Michaels said...

Can't wait to see the end result and hear your thoughts about it. I was just trying to convince someone I know to try painting their tile. They have horrible brown tile but no money in the budget to re-do it at this point in time. Fingers crossed your project will be a huge success!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

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Ed said...

Great post on painting your old ceramic tile.

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