Painting Countertops Q&A

Painting Prep for Tile Counters

Q: I am painting the walls in my bathroom. I would also like to paint my countertop and sink. Do you have any suggestions?

A: If you have tile bathroom countertops, I do not recommend using regular wall paint. Industrial-quality epoxy resin paint is the best product to use over tile. Ask a local paint dealer for a recommendation for the type of tile you want to paint. The dealer should also give you information on how to prep the tile before applying the paint. You probably will need to clean the surface thoroughly with a strong detergent and either apply an acid etch or sand the tile so the paint will adhere well. Some companies will come into your home and paint your tile using a special process. No matter what, the current tile needs to be in good condition for the final result to look great.


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