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How To Paint Tiles In High-Moisture Areas

To use hand-painted tiles in a high-moisture area, such as a bathroom or near a stove, paint unfinished tiles and then bake them. Here's how.

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Clean the Tiles

Choose tiles with a matte finish, and clean them with plain household vinegar.

Step 2: Apply a Design to the Tiles

Select a design. To use a design from wallpaper or fabric, trace it and use wax-free transfer paper to transfer it to the tiles. Rub-on transfers or stencils is another option. Pre-painted tiles are available in stores, or let children paint their own designs for a wall of memories.

Step 3: Paint the Tiles

Paint the design with epoxy paints and let dry for 24 hours.

Step 4: Bake the Tiles

Bake the tiles in a 325-degree oven for the length of time recommended by the tile manufacturer. Then apply them to the wall as with any ceramic tiles.

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