Painting Ceramic Tile
Old, dingy ceramic tile can be rejuvenated and given a modern color by painting the tile with Graham Aqua Borne Ceramic™ products. Graham Aqua Borne Ceramic™ products have excellent adhesion to tile surfaces as long as they are clean.
The first step is to thoroughly clean the tile to remove dirt, grease, oil, soap scum, water hardness deposits and any other foreign materials that might interfere with adhesion. Wash the tile surfaces with a strong detergent solution or other good household cleaner. Rinse. Use a calcium deposit remover if necessary. Rinse well. Inspect to make sure all foreign matter has been removed.
If the tile is glossy or if the tile is scuffed and scratched, apply a coat of 320-00 Aqua Borne Blockout/Undercoater White. If the tile has a very high gloss, light scuff sanding before the undercoater is applied will improve adhesion. The undercoater may be sanded to achieve a very smooth finish. Let dry for four hours and apply a coat of 512 Aqua Borne Ceramic™ Acrylic Gloss Enamel, 532 Aqua Borne Ceramic™ Acrylic Satin Enamel or 542 Aqua Borne Ceramic™ Interior Flat Finish. Apply a second coat if necessary.
The products can be applied by brush, roller or spray. Do not reduce for brush or spray applications. If reduction is necessary for spray, use a small amount of water. Tinting should be done with universal tinting colors.
If the tile is not glossy the finish coats can be applied directly to the tile without the use of the undercoater. However, for maximum performance the undercoater is recommended.