Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-02-2007, 12:36 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

ceramic tile


I just recently moved into a older home in which the previous owners painted the original ceramic tile in the bathroom, they did a horrible job and it is thick in places and runny in others, my question is how to remove the paint from the tile without ruining it because it is a really nice beige color.

vmiller23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,861
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

ceramic tile


I have a blower type thing someone gave to me... it suppose to remove paint by heat blowing ... may be you can try somthing like that....

KUIPORNG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 551
Rewards Points: 502
Default

ceramic tile


I would expect a heat gun and some tedious scraping would take care of the tile itself, but I don't know how on earth you can get the paint out of the grout. I expect a re-grouting would be in order here.

SirWired
sirwired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
Tired, Cold, and Damp
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 3,089
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

ceramic tile


Unfortunately, if they did the job even partly properly, it will not leave you with a nice surface, even if you could get the paint off w/o using abrasives

Their is also the potential problem that a huge proportion of tile paintings were as a 'cheap/quick cover up" of another problem, so removing the paint could expose another unknown problem
Especially if it was the home sellers that did the tile painting

I would recommend doing what the tile painter should have done, and have it retiled
slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ceramic tile over existing (full mud) ceramic? rjniles Flooring 7 12-24-2008 07:12 PM
stains on ceramic tile sdgoss Flooring 4 09-19-2008 07:19 PM
Joining carpet and ceramic tile rooms TedT Flooring 10 05-21-2008 09:25 PM
Preping for ceramic tile install leroyme Flooring 21 11-29-2007 04:31 PM
Ceramic tile installed over resiliant tile ramsfanjeff Flooring 1 11-26-2005 03:26 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.