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diazla
Painting tile
diazla

My house was built in 1955. The floors in the basement are a square tile from that period. I can't afford to carpet at this time and was wondering if there might be a paint I can use on them to make them look a little fresher.

ordjen
Re: Painting tile
ordjen

Painting floor tile brings poor results. It will always be extremely scratch prone.

If you insist of painting it, first give it a good prime coat. In a water based primer, I like Glidden's "Gripper". In a non-water based primer, BIN white pigmented shellac cannot be beat for adhesion. Both primers can be tinted toward the finish color.

You will want to clean the tile first and be sure that no wax is on the surface. I would hesitate to scuff sand the tile, as tile of this age could very well contain asbestos.

A water based acrylic or one-part water based epoxy floor paint would be the easiest to use for the finish coat.

dj1
Re: Painting tile
dj1
diazla wrote:

My house was built in 1955. The floors in the basement are a square tile from that period. I can't afford to carpet at this time and was wondering if there might be a paint I can use on them to make them look a little fresher.

What kind of tiles are they?

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