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Your tiled floor or wall is getting older and you want to give it a face-lift? One option is to opt for painting tile. But before you start, be aware that there are a number of pitfalls to avoid. Approved Trader reveals some of the problems to be anticipated before repainting your tiled surface.
Want to repaint a bright and smooth floor
Tiles are less porous, if the tile is really smooth and shiny paint will struggle to hold and may not last very long. Unless you use a sander to create adhesion, it is best to forget the idea of painting a smooth floor.
Wish to save on equipment
Want to save on painting equipment can be a miscalculation. Indeed, low quality paints may degrade very quickly. You will therefore have to repeat the process very soon after the original paint job. Diluting the paint to save is also a bad idea, it will not coat the tile properly.
Problems of repainting tiles in a busy place
Repainting your tiles can give them a youthful look. But a painted tile floor is not designed to support heavy traffic of furniture legs, or lots of footfall, these small daily attacks, such as children's games will quickly chip away the new paint job. We should therefore resign ourselves to the idea that painting tile rather suitable for parts such as:
Think that the tiles will regain its original appearance
Even if the colour of your painting is the same as the original colour of your floor, you will never find the same finish. The paint you apply will cover the joints and embrace the contours of the floor. We advise you to give free rein to your imagination by playing with colours and patterns.
You now know the pitfalls to paint your tile. You can now engage in the work and give a face lift to your floor! If you are thinking you may be wanting Professional help either painting the tiles or possibly replacing Approved Trader home a number of painter decorators as well as tilers located all over the UK, complete our simple online form for expert help and advice.