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Old 10-02-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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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.


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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....


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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.

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Old 10-02-2007, 07:42 PM   #4
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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
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