Problem Solver - Ceramic tiles

Problem

Painting a ceramic tiled area including the grout between the tiles


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Wash surface down with detergent or sugar soap


If any mould or mildew is apparent, treat with a suitable fungicidal solution, rinse again with clean water and allow to dry.


Replace any defective or loose tiles and re-grout where required


Stage 2 - Basecoat

Apply suitable etching / multi surface primer to the surface by brush. Allow to dry


Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a hardwearing topcoat such as satin or gloss – 2 coats.