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Old 08-25-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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My fireplace surround is an gray-white ceramic tile (12"X12" squares) and it looks very cold. I would like to "warm" it up by painting it to look like Saltillo tile, which would also make it a focal point for the room. DIY tips tell me to clean it, then sand with an orbital sander, prime and paint 2-3 coats, then allow to cure. Has anyone tried this and does it work?? If the paint is going to chip, then it will look horrible, so I want some assurance that it CAN be done before I jump in! Also, do I really need to use OIL base primer/paint?


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It can work
It doesn't always
Therein lies the problem

I'd use pigmented shellac (BIN) or a bonding primer (XIM)-latex primer will NOT cut it-and the best enamel (paint) you can get

Do not use the "big box" tile painting kits-they are poor quality and have extremely high failure rates

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I think the project is more likely to be successful since the tile has little or no wear and tear, as in stepping on it, etc. I have already discovered that buying the box to do a project gives low satisfaction, so I buy the products needed individually. So far as I can tell, the only problem left to solve is how to do the tile edges where they touch the carpet. If I figure that one out, I'm ready to go shopping and tackle it, lol. Thank you for your help.
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You seem to have a firm grasp of the situation
I wish you luck, and offer any help if you have more questions

...I'm not sure about the tile edge though...against carpet?
I've not run into that

Would one of these help...


...keep the paint off the carpet?
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...or a bonding primer (XIM)...
Ah yes, XIM primer - excellent suggestion.
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Yes, I think something like that would be the answer to the problem. Thank you again!
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In my experience BIN would be the best primer to use. It sticks pretty tight to glossy tiles without sanding them. So if you sand the glaze down and then apply it you should get a very good bond.
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BIN sounds like the thing to use, even though the new surface won't be subject to water. Why take chances since if the bond fails, the whole project fails? Thank you for the information!

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