After watching one too many DIY shows, where they've painted tiles, I decided this was something I could do myself. And after an afternoon and mornings efforts, the project is pretty much complete.
If you do decide to tackle the job yourself you will need the following:
:: tile wet area sealant and gun
:: tile paint
:: painters tape
:: paint brushes/applicators
:: mineral turpentine (to clean brushes and spills)
|This was the brand of paint I used. You can buy it in either white or one that can have colour added. |
I used a mixed colour as the gloss white would have been much too stark for the kitchen working with the wall colours etc.
Hubby helped me out by filling in the holes/cracks in the tiles with the sealant gun. Again, you need to wait for this to dry before starting to prime.
Once the sealant has dried, tape off any bench/surfaces you don't want the paint to drip on to - I used it along the bench.
Then do your primer coat, using a specific tile primer, as it needs to bond with the shine surface of a tile.
I left the primer on overnight to dry, then this morning, added the top coat. The paint was quite thick and I found using a paint applicator edger/pad was awesome, then touched up the grout lines with a paint brush.