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How To Paint Tiles

Liven up a wall of plain white tiles with a coat of paint.

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liven up plain white tiles with coat of paint
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Clean the Tiles

Clean the tile thoroughly with a solution of ammonia and water and let dry.

clean the tile thoroughly

Step 2: Prime the Tiles

Use a small paint roller to apply shellac-based primer to the tiles that will be painted.

apply shellac based primer to tiles

Step 3: Paint the Tiles Individually

When the primer is dry, paint each primed tile with the desired color. If you have trouble getting a clean painted edge, hold a plastic straightedge along the grout line, and roll the roller along it.

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