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Painting bathroom tile vs. replacing.....
Steve Miller
January 3, 2013 in Before & After
When renovating house our budget has run thin. We decided to paint the outdated tile vs. ripping out the walls and starting over. Very curious to get honest opinions. Thanks!
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
Looks good from that angle. But lets see the close up pictures for a proper appraisal of your work!
January 3, 2013 at 7:00AM   
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Karen Tiede Art Rugs
I'm all for the $25 solution until the money comes back. Painted my white vinyl kitchen floor for $40 eight years ago and it's still good enough. New vinyl would have been $300 not counting labor. So yes, that bathroom looks good enough, and perhaps by the time you have the money to redo it, your taste will have changed anyway.
January 3, 2013 at 7:11AM   
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Steve Miller
Here is a better closeup - actually came out very nice - The key was using "Sherwin Williams Adhesion Primer "
January 3, 2013 at 7:14AM   
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Interiors International, Inc.
It is a great idea for a quick up date with out breaking the bank.
January 3, 2013 at 7:18AM   
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
Looks great. Did you sand between coats? Tack Cloth???
January 3, 2013 at 7:19AM   
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Brittany Jackson
It looks great! Thanks for the tip on the primer, I've been planning on doing the same thing to my tub surround and now you've inspired me to give it a go this weekend.
January 3, 2013 at 7:20AM   
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Steve Miller
Also, we have a yellow tub & I used "Homax Tub & Sink Refinishing Kit - it worked great - The key is to prep VERY well
January 3, 2013 at 7:29AM   
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Steve Miller
John - we only sanded (fine grit) before applying primer
January 3, 2013 at 7:32AM   
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On the Spot Furniture Revival llc
Looks great! I did my bath 3 years ago and it's held up well. Be sure not to use abrasive cleaners and to keep soap scum down, use bath gels rather than bar soap.
January 3, 2013 at 9:23AM   
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Natalie
Easy and inexpensive! Good for You-it turned out Great!
January 3, 2013 at 9:27AM   
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feeny
Wow, I was kind of amused by the green and white checkerboard and might have tried to keep it and do something playful with the bathroom, but I think your inexpensive transformation is much prettier!
January 3, 2013 at 9:32AM   
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Stoneshop
Your bathroom looks much cleaner and crisper. It looks like you actually replaced the tiles! I love your paint selection for above the tile as well. It looks good!
January 3, 2013 at 9:55AM   
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houssaon
Good job!
January 3, 2013 at 10:09AM   
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Jil Sonia Interiors
Wow, looks great, which colour did you use?
January 3, 2013 at 11:22AM   
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Steve Miller
We just used Sherwin Williams latex white satin.
January 3, 2013 at 11:51AM   
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
You get the DIY PRIZE! Nice work, looks GREAT! The tub and surround another surprise! Keep up the good RENO'S!
January 4, 2013 at 10:07AM   
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sjbld
Looks great! How about painting the vanity (black, grey...?) might be a nice modern change!
January 6, 2013 at 6:51AM   
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wendyfraser
You did a great job on the tub! I have seen this done before with terrible results, good for you taking the time to do it right!
January 6, 2013 at 9:00AM   
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