Can You Paint Over Wallpaper?

You can paint tile as long as you employ the proper preparation strategy prior to application. Tile is slick and nonporous; to generate adequate adhesion, sand the surface until it feels slightly rough. Once you’ve sanded the tile, add an acrylic primer, then paint. This prep and application strategy will work well on kitchen and floor tile made of vinyl, ceramic and porcelain; however, you shouldn’t paint slate or sandstone, because the new finish won’t adequately bond.

    Tips & Warnings

  • Use either an epoxy or acrylic floor paint when painting floor tiles.
  • Use an epoxy or acrylic enamel when painting shower tiles.

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