Painting over high gloss tiles advice

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Sam James
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Painting over high gloss tiles advice

Post by Sam James » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 am

I have moved into my house and have 2 x 1957 fire places which have high gloss cream brown tiling. I would like to paint them white. I would like any advice on prepping and which undercoat/paint to use?

Many thanks in advance


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Re: Painting over high gloss tiles advice

Post by Shannon » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:33 am

Well I have never done this myself but IMO you will need to sand the tile to dull the surface so the primer can adhere . I would try about a 100 grit paper and be sure to get all the edges as well. Wipe the entire surface after with a damp towel or sponge to remove dust and dry with a lint free cloth. Next I would use a primer like Zinnsers Bondz to prime the entire surface, After that dries you can paint as you want.
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Re: Painting over high gloss tiles advice

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:19 pm

I would recommend consulting with a paint dealer (not a big box), they know their products and what would be the best to use in your situation.

I agree with Shannon that sanding to break the gloss/glaze of the tile to give the primer something to bite into will be essential to good coverage and long lasting finish.
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