Bathroom Tile Paint - Peeling Off

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  1. Shady

    Shady Well-Known Member

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    I painted the bathroom tiles 4 years ago and it's peeling off in places. Has anyone tried painting over this? I'm not confident at all that it will work but thought I'd ask.

    Tenants just vacated so need to make it look pretty for the next one.
     

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  2. Propertunity

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    I've had tile paint in a shower recess like this, that was done nearly 10 years ago now and it is still not flaky nor has it peeled off. I suspect, that the tiles were not prepared properly before the paint was applied.
    You could try giving it a scrape and sand to remove loose paint and smooth the edges. This time use the recommended cleaning solution before attempting to paint again. If that does not work well, you might be better off removing the tiles and retiling. :(
     
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  3. Scott No Mates

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    If the tiling is sound, get someone like thermoglaze to redo the tiles and bathtub.
     
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  4. robboat

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    Surface preparation....
    Go over it really well again...maybe try White Knight if you were using a different product?
    It lasted 4 years and you need to get the new tenants in asap...

    Clean the tile to remove any dirt, mildew, or soap scum using an abrasive bathroom cleaner.
    Lightly sand the tile with fine (180-220 grit) synthetic grit sandpaper, (silicon carbide or aluminum oxide) to take the gloss off the glazed surface.

    Hit it again and follow the surface preparation instructions closely...;)
     
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  5. Shady

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    I'm 100% confident that I followed the recommended preparation procedure as close as 75%. Its hard work and I needed to finish the place.

    OK, so scrap off the offending areas, follow the instructions 100% this time and repaint. Betty's your Aunty! I think I'll pay someone this time ;)
     
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    The last one I did started at 220 and finished at 600 grit.
     
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  7. Barny

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    I got quoted 3k per bathroom to paint tiles. Couldn’t believe it.
     
  8. Propertunity

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    .....and the 25% you did not follow is now represented by those flaky areas :confused:
     
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  9. Propertunity

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    One more thing @Shady, you could also try this product which I have used in the past. It claims to be able to make paint stick to virtually anything - but please this time, follow the instructions 100% :)
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