Repainting the faience of a bathroom

Repainting the faience of a bathroom

Leroy Merlin

No need to break all the old tiles to change the decor: an underlay and a painting, both "special tiling" can produce a striking effect. Paint the faience of a bathroom, however, involves special precautions in the choice and application of coatings. Manual.

Repainting faience a bathroom requires a few precautions before starting. House side helps you to revamp the tiling of your water feature.

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Repainting faience: choosing the right products

For repaint the tiles in the bathroom, we choose specific products "wet rooms", planned for resist condensation and prevent the development of molds or saltpetre. Some contain fungicides to fight against mold by destroying mosses and fungi. But it is better to treat the causes of moisture (insufficient aeration, infiltrations, leaks ...) rather than to hide them, otherwise the paint will eventually flake off.

To paint the faience, one can apply to the choice: a resin; a "special tiling" paint very resistant; a classic paint for a wider range of choices, but with the requirement to add a specific underlayer.

To paint the tiles of the bathroom, choose a special floor paint, recommended for its qualities of resistance and impermeability. Note that it is not suitable for immersion surfaces such as the tiled floor of a walk-in shower.

The bathroom wall tile paint is applied to any type of vertical tile support: it can be used on the bath deck, but not on the horizontal ledge. Remember to remove the silicone seals from the bathtub and redo them once the paint has dried.

With a multi-support paint, you can paint the bathroom tiles and small furniture. The deco advantage: matching colors from the same color chart.

For the finishing of a tiled paint in the bathroom, only one alternative: satiny or shiny. Both are washable and washable, so easy to maintain. The gloss reflects the light better, but will be ruthless with the defects of the support, sagging, etc. Satin finishes are best suited for painting faience.

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The rules for painting the tiling of a bathroom

- Leach the surface to be painted, remove all traces of limestone (white vinegar and baking soda are miracles!), Scrape black spots joints. Finish by degreasing with a cloth soaked in acetone.

- Ventilate well before, during and after the construction, in order to always work on perfectly dry surfaces, and avoid inhaling certain toxic components found in paints ("solvent phase").

- Protect furniture, and floor in the case of a mural.

- Delimit the tiling to be painted using tape.

- To squeeze with sandpaper end to facilitate the adhesion of the coating.

- In the case of a classic painting, start with a undercoat. If not, apply the paint directly to the tiles: brush the edges with a brush, then cover with a lacquering roller, progressing in small areas. On the resin, complete with a varnish.

Respect intermediate stages of drying : count 24 hours per layer, then several days before you can use the room under normal conditions.

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