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Old bathroom tiles replace or paint

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by marb, 3 Oct 2013.

  1. marb

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    We have inherited old bathroom tiles that don't go with the new bathroom. Some have cracked and the grout looks grotty. I don't want to have to re-tile but if it is the only option we have no choice. I have tried (see my other post that got poor response) removing the patterns that are transfers with a glass scraper and nail varnish remover, heat etc with no success. The option I have left is to paint them. Are there good paints that will look like new tiles ?

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    frankly, no not really. it will neaten it up, but will always look like painted tiles. if you can afford it, re-tile.
     
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    We had a tiler in a while ago who said that it would be better off tiling over them rather than the mess of taking them off. What about those peel off mosaic tiles, are they a good compromise ? I like the idea of them.
     
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    not in a wet area, mould loves them...
    tiling over can work IF the existing ones are solid and you dont choose anything too big, but usually your better off taking the old ones off
     
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