Tile paint is primarily designed for bathroom or kitchen tiles and it’s formulated to withstand damp conditions and contact with water on a regular basis.
In terms of application, most can be easily applied using a brush or roller. There are also many paints that don’t require any priming or sanding whatsoever and as shown in the image above, we painted straight over these particular tiles with minimal preparation.
However, before you begin to paint any tiles, we advise that you remove tiles that are defective because you may struggle to achieve a good finish. For example, tiles to remove would be those that are chipped or can’t be sanded down to a smooth finish.
To assist you in selecting the right tile paint, our handpicked selection showcases top-performing paints, chosen based on our first-hand experience with various tile paints in both bathrooms and kitchens. Our rigorous testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Tile Paints
Whether we are painting bathroom tiles in one of our rental properties or tiles in the office kitchen, we’ve had plenty of experience with a range of tile paints over the years.
As you can see in the photo, we decided to be a bit creative with our most recent tile painting project.
We first painted all of the tiles with white tile paint and then used masking tape to mask out every other square tile once the paint had dried. We then switched to our grey tile paint to paint the exposed tiles that were masked off.
The end result after removing the masking tape was superb and it certainly made the office kitchen look far more modern than it was before.
As part of our ongoing testing, we tend to use tile paint that’s produced by reputable brands in the UK. We also try to test the tile paint on both bathroom and kitchen tiles to judge its durability over a prolonged period.
As well as our testing and experience with multiple tile paints, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors we considered included the coverage, finish, durability, colours available, ease of application, time to dry and value for money.