Tiling Over Painted Ceiling In Shower - Kitchen & Bath Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling > Kitchen & Bath Remodeling


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 02-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 13
Rewards Points: 10

Tiling over painted ceiling in shower

I want to tile the ceiling of the shower in my bathroom I am renovating. The ceiling is painted and i need to know if i can tile directly over it. The paint has been there for over a decade, absolutely no bubbling or chipping of paint has ever occurred, and it feels very solid. The house was built in the late 1950's in Philadelphia, and at this time all of the bathroom walls including the ceiling was built with wet-bed mortar over a wire lathe. So, the ceiling is basically paint over mortar, very solid.

Should i rough up the surface first?
Or Should i sand it down lightly?
Should it be primed?
Or a layer of Redgard?

I have been using TEC 3N1 Performance Mortar for all tile work so far. Is this Thin-set ok for this installation?

Is there anything else i need to know?


Attached Thumbnails
Tiling over painted ceiling in shower-ceiling.jpg  
Toocool100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 02-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
Retired Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 7,174

Sand it enough to break the surface and remove any grime--then add your tile---

I'm not familiar with that exact thinset--but if it's modified you will be fine---
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low Ceiling Shower Construction ashelley Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 3 02-23-2012 10:54 PM
Bathroom remodel- Tiling around the Shower question.. scyarch Remodeling 9 12-19-2011 11:04 AM
Bathroom ceiling with vapour barrier - shower light / exhaust fan mforeman1 Drywall & Plaster 1 04-03-2011 06:19 PM
Threaded shower head connection too close to ceiling anygren Plumbing 6 10-11-2010 01:41 PM
tiling shower ceiling rugbydew Remodeling 2 05-31-2009 06:15 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts