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Old 07-10-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Moved into a new house and the bathroom is an ugly pink ceramic tile. I don't have the budget to put in new tile. Someone told me I could paint the tile. I have heard conflicting reports on this....especially since it is in a wet location. Any thoughts or advice would be helpful.

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Someone told me I could paint the tile.
I have heard conflicting reports on this...
How long do you want this decorating effort to last?

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Until I can save enough money to completely redo the bathroom.
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If you think pink tile looks bad wait untill you see what painted tile looks like, not pretty.
Deal with the color untill you have the money.
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Kind of what I was thinking! Thanks for the advice.
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You can paint tile but you will not be happy. There are some epoxy products that work for awhile as well but why waste the money you could save for new tile? I guess they could buy you some time. When epoxy finishes fail in a bath they look worse than what you were trying to cover up though. They might be worth a try if this is a guest bath or something. Here is one kit (judging from the crappy tools they included I would not expect too much). Rustoleum makes an epoxy kit too.



Make sure you spend the time on prep getting rid of mold, algae, mineral deposits and so forth or you will have a mess.

I would work around the color with some wall paint colors, fluffy towels, a festive shower curtain, some candles, etc. until you can redo it. Post a picture and I can give you some color palettes.

I did a pro bono bath for a client's family that was down on their luck. I kept looking for bargain tile and found some really nice, expensive, Italian tile leftover from a large job at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I got it for next to nothing. Maybe if you are in the process of shopping for tile you will see light at the end of the tunnel and be better able to live with the pink for now.

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Please do not paint tiles. It looks horrible. Just save some money and get you bathroom done properly. Ugly pink tiles are way better than what you might end up with after painting them.
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Thanks for all the input. I am going to live with the ugly pink tile for a while and then redo the bath correctly.
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In an effort to cheer you up and show you one possibility for living with the pink?

I anchored a color wheel with my guess as to the color of your tile. I then picked its compliment from directly across on the wheel and came up with a mint green. Complimentary colors tend to cancel each other out.

Next I intensified the pink and green and added some black. I was thinking towel or other accents in these colors could work nicely.

Finally, I did a direct line blend with some noise added to show you some other colors that might work for wall or accent colors.


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Thanks for the color ideas. I will definitely use that for accents to off set the pink.

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