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Old 01-24-2008, 09:45 AM   #1
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We are re-doing are bathroom and since we are on a limited budget we cant remodel. Our problem is we have a old bathroom that has tile paneling throughout the bathroom and into the tub. putting the plastic walls into the tub is out of our price range due to the fact that we have to special order them since we have a window in our shower. We just want to paint but are not sure what kind of paint to use since water will be hitting it all the time and I will be cleaning it. We just want to paint it basic white.

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Unfortunately, there is not a paint on the market that will stick consistently well to tile under these conditions.

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SO probably the best thing would be put off painting the bathroom until we save some more money to buy the wall inserts....One question is if we was to get those wouldnt we have to have the edges behind the drywall? and I am not even sure if we could only take the bathtub area of the tile paneling out or if we would have to take it all out and drywall the entire bathroom
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Is the tile ceramic? There are products on the market that you can use to paint ceramic tile (tubs, sinks, etc) that are made to get wet. You'll have to first coat your existing tile with an undercoat (primer) specifically for the surface (and probably sand a little before putting it on), then paint with the ceramic paint after the primer dries. There is also protective finish that you put on after the paint.

I don't know the exact name of the products I'm talking about, but Home Depot sells it...as I'm sure most hardware stores do. I haven't used it myself, but I've read about them in HGTV's website as well as other home improvement sites.
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