When we moved to our previous home 6 years ago I need every single part of that home needed cosmetic updates, but specifically the bathroom. I’ve always said paint the cheapest and fastest way to update any space and I wanted to share with you how to paint bathroom shower tile to give your bathroom a quick makeover!
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How to Paint Bathroom Shower Tile Materials
- Stix Primer
- Sand Paper
- TSP Cleaner
- Paint of Choice- I used an oil based white from Benjamin Moore
- Paint Roller
- Paint Brush
- Painters Tape
- Drop Cloth
The guest bathroom would be my daughters bathroom and it was the first room we updated after moving in. We replaced the carpet (yes, carpet in a bathroom) with laminate flooring. We added wainscoting to the bottom half of the walls. We installed a new toilet and vanity with sink. That refreshed the bathroom so much. I painted all the trim and added a neutral gray to the walls.
However, the tile in the shower was peach. Not my cup of tea. We were on a very, very tight budget. Like ramen noodles and water budget, when it came to our remodels. I researched a lot online on how to paint tile but decided to seek advice from an expert.
I went to the nearest Benjamin Moore store and asked the employees what do they know to work best. He recommended S=”Stix” primer. He gave me the directions for proper use. He said to clean the area very well using a TSP cleaner. I also lightly sanded the tile to give it some “tooth”. I then cleaned again using the TSP. I used painters tape to tape off anything I didn’t want painted and then threw the drop cloth over the tub. I’m a messy painter. I also taped off the faucet and handle.
Shower Tile After
I used the paint brush around the tile edge and to get into the grout really well. I used the roller on the tile. I did two coats of the primer allowing it to dry really well between applications. I went with an oil based pure white paint also from Benjamin Moore at the recommendation of the employee.
He recommended I seal the tile but you know me, I like to live life on the edge. So I never did. We lived in that house for 5 years and the paint stayed amazingly well. I made sure to have the area well ventilated while working in there as the “Stix” has a pretty strong odor.
The white never yellowed or chipped or even peeled. I was actually very surprised. It immediately transformed the space and cost very little. An entire tile remodel was just out of the question.
Word of caution: the product can NOT be used on tile that is constantly submerged in water. So areas like shower floors that have tile, this will not work well for that.
If you have any questions just leave them in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them!
My apologies for the lack of better photos. These were taken a long while ago before I decided to blog. As we no longer live in the home I can’t take updated pics but wanted to give you at the knowledge of how to paint your bathroom shower tile so you could update your bathroom quickly, easily and cheaply!
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