Should You Repaint Or Retile Your Bathroom?

September 11th, 2020

If you’re looking for a way to restore the look of your tile floors, walls, and bathroom surfaces, you might want to consider repainting them. Instead of retiling, which would cost you more and take a lot of work, repainting your tile floors can be more cost-effective. Moreover, it comes with advantages that will make you feel satisfied once the project is finished.

Its Cheaper

You might think that retiling is the best option if you want to update your bathroom. The thing is, if you want to save on costs, it would be better for you to have your bathroom tiles repainted instead. You can refresh them without the need for tedious work and a lot of money.

It Will Freshen Up Your Bathroom

The main reason homeowners choose to paint their bathroom tiles is that they want to give the room a new look. If you just moved into your house, you might not like the existing tiles. Some popular bathroom tile materials are ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, and quarry; they are sold in various colors and patterns. You can repaint the tiles to lighten or darken them, or you can apply a pattern of your own design to fit the bathroom aesthetic you want.

It Doesnt Require A Lot of Maintenance

Painted tiles aren’t difficult to maintain. You can get tile cleaners at your local store. Alternatively, you can sweep, vacuum, and mop them.

Aside from those, there are certain things you need to keep in mind when you’re about to start a bathroom tile repainting project: 

  • Pick The Right Paint Based On The Tile Material And Bathroom Surface - Some tile materials may require latex or epoxy paint. Epoxy paint is best used for splash zones or backsplashes because it provides a more durable coat that adds more resistance to moisture, heat, and everyday wear and tear. It’s important to know the type of paint you can use for the tile material and surface; otherwise, you will end up using the wrong one that will make you lose a lot of money.
  • Prepare For The Project - Repainting your bathroom tiles will take at least five days. It depends on the size of your bathroom as well. That’s why preparing for it is a must. Make sure there’s another bathroom you can use while you’re working on it. 
  • Don’t Paint The Tiles On All Bathroom Surfaces - It’s easy to paint every tile in your bathroom. However, tiled countertops, tub surrounds, and shower surfaces aren’t practical to paint because it’s likely that the paint will peel, fade, or blister since those surfaces are often exposed to water. However, if you don’t mind frequent touch-ups or reapplication, then go ahead and paint every surface.

Repainting your tiles is one of the best things you can do if you want to renew the appearance of your bathroom. With this, you get to save more money in the long run and, at the same time, achieve a timeless style. 

If you need help with bathroom refinishing, contact CDH Resurfacing Solutions today.