How To: Painting Ceramic Tile

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How To: Painting Ceramic Tile

            Old dingy ceramic tile can be rejuvenated and given a modern color by painting the tile with California Aqua Borne Ceramic products. California Aqua Borne Ceramic 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. Was 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. Sand lightly to scuff the surface. Remove sanding dust.

Apply a coat of 320-00 Aqua Borne Blockout/Undercoater White. Best results are achieved by using the primer first. 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 California Aqua Borne Ceramic Gloss, Satin, or Flat finishes. Apply a second coat. 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.