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Old 03-05-2007, 05:56 PM   #16
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I Hate The Color Of My Tile!


My god, this sounds exactly like the bathroom I'm forced to look at each day myself. All pepto bismol color tiles (and walls, and commode and bathtub) At least the tiles in the tub area are white, although they have a pink 4" stuck in every so often with a snowflake pattern on them

I am looking at doing something to change this but have been pricing what it will take and I just don't think I have the money right now. I was considering painting the tile myself but am very unsure of this. If it turns out like it sounds to me i will not be very happy.

I assume you paint right over the grout and change the color of everything into looking like those cheap plastic "tile-looking" tub surrounds?

I'll try to post a picture of this nightmare to get any advice or ideas from anyone willing to offer any up.

I'll get the picture later. Still figuring out pricing and options for a new tub and commode to replace the pink ones.

Any good ideas on where to get a nice DEEP tub (deeper than 14-15")? I've looked at HD and Lowes. Found 2 at Lowes but am not sure of the quality.

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the makers of kilz,zinsser or bin make a latex cermamic tile paint that I used a few years back. It held up fairly well and the finish looked good .Also easy to apply.(10 ml) sleeve.If I can recall the exact name I'll post back

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I have seen tiles painted white - grout and all - and it did not look "cheap or plastic" - rather new and fresh.......

My quote from a professional was $350 for the tub and $7.50 a sq ft for the walls / floor.

I guess you have to look at the cost of hiring a pro versus your sanity whil trying to diy.
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I am scared to DIY - if something can go wrong - I promise it will go wrong with my project. I think I am going for professional services at this point! But I will look into that and get some more information before I make a final decision. Not like the tile is going anywhere soon anyway!

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Well I've decided to go the opposite route... I'm tearing all down and re-doing the whole thing.
I didn't think about doing it white, I was thinking colors when thinking about painting over the grout and all.
Now that I think about it that would probably look really good and is MUCH easier than trying to tear out and replace all the tiles.

Let me know how yours turns out when you have it done.
I have another bathroom that I may do just that with since I won't have the $$$ to tear into another one for a while.

Thanks and best of luck...

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