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Jul 31, 2013, 12:54 PM
Stephanie Wood
painting bathroom tiles
Hello everyone!

I recently moved into an old apartment and the biggest eye sore in the whole place is the peeling paint of the bathroom tiles. Because it is an old apartment and on the lower side of rent, the landlords decided to paint over the old tiles instead of installing new ones. I would just like to paint over them. Do you have any recommendations for how I should go about it, a good paint to use, or another solution to my problem? Thanks for any advice!
Jul 31, 2013, 02:25 PM
Hello Stephanie,

First I would change your screen name to just your first name. You've given people a lot of personal information on a public board.

Now with respect to your tiles, if your landlord is OK with you doing the work I'd think you'd need to get rid of the old paint, being tile you can probably scrape it off quite easily with a straight edge razor blade scraper.

Once you get it clean here is a decent article on the subject:

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