Painting over tiles can be a quick, affordable way to transform your bathroom or kitchen but it isn’t always the most durable solution if the paint is not applied correctly. This is why tile paint may have a bad reputation and makes homeowners believe it is faster to retile. The beauty of tile paint is that it can be used on a huge range of tile surfaces.
If you are unsure of how to paint over your tiles, check out our blog How To Paint Over Tiles for more information.
Advantages of Tile Paint
Painting tiles is a budget-friendly way of transforming your kitchen and bathroom. Depending on the complexity of the job, re-tiling a bathroom can take 1-4 days with an average cost of £600. To repaint tiles yourself, the average cost is around £70 depending on your chosen tile paint. Paint is an economical material which is why it is the cheapest way to rejuvenate your kitchen and bathroom tiles. Painting your tiles is also beneficial to homeowners who like to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and designs. Many paint formulas including Ronseal One Coat Tile Paint, Rust-Oleum Universal Paint and Dulux Tile Paint include a primer that saves you money and reduces project time.
Endless Looks and Designs
There is now a huge variety of paint colours, designs and finishes to fit any aesthetic. You can fit any pattern, from a retro checkerboard pattern to a geometric design onto your tiles. Another benefit of painting tiles is if you change your style after 6 months, 3 years or even 2 weeks, you can always paint your tiles again! This is beneficial to many homeowners who like to keep up to date with the newest trends. Whether you want a modern grey like Matte Grey from The One Paint or a chic Sunset Orange from Rust-Oleum, your options are endless.
When re-tiling your kitchen or bathroom, it can mean they are out of action for at least a week. However, by using the newest paint formulas, your bathroom and kitchen can be touch dry in just 1 hour. The need for constant sweeping, hoovering and mopping is also non-existent. Painted tiles are so easy to clean with a soap-water mixture or a store-bought tile cleaner that retains tile colour and fend off abrasive dirt. If blemishes do appear in the paint, simply use a paintbrush to make touch-ups and allow it to dry completely.
Water and Mould Resistant
Tile paint is designed to be stronger and more water-resistant than other types of home paint. For example, Dulux Tile Paint is 10 times tougher and 10 times more shower resistant than their other conventional formulas. This is extremely beneficial if you want to paint around baths, showers and sinks. Choosing durable paint is essential for painting bathrooms especially as tile paint can peel if not applied correctly.
Choosing the best tile paint is essential to getting a professional finish. Your tiles can look as good as new at a fraction of the cost by doing a little bit of research into the right tile paint for you. If you are unsure on which tile paint to choose, check out our blog Our Top 5 Rated Tile Paints as a perfect start. To ensure a professional finish, sand down your tiles and clean them with sugar soap before applying paint. For the best finish, use a small foam roller and remember that less is more when painting tiles.
We highly recommend painting over retiling your kitchen and bathroom. It is a very cost-effective way to transform your room to match your style and home aesthetic. For more information on tile paint, check out and keep up to date with our blog page on our website.