Not a smooth finish
I followed all the instructions with all the info provided. I have now applied the last coat and it looks very motley and not a smooth finish. I sanded and wiped down between coats, can I do another coat.
Tiles now look perfect......
Done all the prep work which actually takes more time than the actual painting.
Used Dulux Dulux Precision Maximum Strength Adhesion Primer as primer as advised by professional painter and worked out fantastic.
Better than doing a full re tiling job and cost alot less dollars.
Purchased in May 2020.
not too impressive
I painted tiles in the bathroom. Not terribly impressed. Doesn't cover well, and some came off. I used white followed all instructions. There was seemingly colour underneath. I applied about 3 coats. No doubt cheaper than re-tiling.
Terrible product. Shouldn't exist!
Used White Knight tile paint to get a glossy finish on kitchen cabinet doors. Followed all the instructions, used the White Knight cleaner and primer. On the final coat the paint either bubbled up or cracked and peeled off. Called the helpline, didn't get any help. Now the cabinets look worse than before and I've lost 3 days that I'll never get back. My advice is don't cut corners. If your not happy with cabinets, get new doors. Not happy with a benchtop, get a new one! These products look great on reno shows in the right lighting and at the right angles. If it really worked as well as advertised then there wouldn't be companies selling new cabinets and doors, or cabinet makers.
Don't be fooled like we were, get it right the first time!
Still going after 8 years!
Painted a main bathroom inld showers , laundry and ensuit which had tiles from floor to ceiling, did 2 coats and still looks like new 8 years later on. The prep is the key, don't rush your work and results will be amazing . I still have people commenting on how nice my new tiles are!
2004 and still a stand up
I did my kitchen tiles in 2004, a large space as all the walls are tiled. They were cream with a bright red daisy chain on them and did them over with a lovely pale green. Today August 2018 they are still going strong, even behind the stove where there is high heat although some wear in that particular area but no more than I would expect with a normal tile. It is all in the preparation. Followed directions meticulously and was patient in drying times between primer and paint coats, 24 hours between each, sometimes more and I did not sand anyth...ing. I loved this product and would use it again. Used a small roller from memory for everything and went straight over the grout and it gave me a lovely finish. My husband has just told me he thinks it was 2003 that I did the tiles. I am now going to redo the little area behind the stove.
Prepped per instructions but primer peeled.
Cleaned with Tile & Laminate Cleaner then with damp clean wipe.
Sanded and wiped with damp wipe per instructions.
Applied Primer allowed to dry 5 hrs then light sand.
Wiped over with clean damp cloth and primer peeled off in some areas.
It was like the moisture from wipe appeared to dissolve some of the primer paint.
Its all about the prep work
I have used White knight tile paint on many occasions. It works really well if you prep properly. Just because its a cheap fix doesn't mean you can do it in a day..you need to follow the instructions and be patient with drying times. I am not convinced the cleaner is worth buying but certainly I use their H2o primer and the oil based paint. I only use it on wall tiles and they last really well.
Just wasted a week and $150
Very disappointed, today I removed all the painted tiles and will be purchasing new tiles tomorrow.
I followed all instructions with a lot of care , I recommend spend a bit more and re tile as it is no harder to do than attempting to paint. No good, as I said it just wasted a week.
I found white knight tile paint to be really good. I made sure to prep the tiles well first and lightly sanded between each coat. You honestly cant tell the difference between real tiles and the painted ones. Would definitely recommend if you are prepared to prep well. Hopefully it will stand the test of time. And in hindsight I would have removed the silicone and redone it after I’d painted.
Would not recommend!
Would not recommend.
The paint reacted with selleys white wet area silicone. I had to redo a lot of the shower as it went yellow. Also after a bit of time the paint goes a yellowish white.
Well, lessons learnt the hard way. What I learnt was there is usually no cheap and easier alternative. Worth doing it right the first time.
Just simply re tile! Less headache in the long run.
Looks Better Than It Did
I've just completed painting bathroom tiles they look good. Would I paint bathroom tiles again? Not a chance!
Worked out the $$ i could have purchased tiles for the price I paid for paint & primer.
$150 cost for paint & primer, fairly time consuming & reading some of the other reviews if it only lasts a few years why bother. The tiles looked very average after first coat of paint second coat put the icing on the cake.
Keep in mind you can see almost all imperfections in the grout & tile after it's painted.
Hope it lasts longer than a few years!!
Used this paint on my kitchen and bathroom tiles did all the right things primed etc the kitchen is fine the bathroom paint is peeling off now I have a huge mess to try and fix it
very disappointed how can I remove the paint now will paint stripper work my bathroom looks terrible
GOOD, BUT MOULD ON THE GROUTING
I agree with Elle about this product. We bought the house from vendors who had the bathroom and shower tiles professionally painted by a specialist company. The tiles themselves have held up well, no complaints. But the grout near the shower floor has turned black. I can get this partially off with ordinary surface cleaner left to soak for half an hour and then scrubbed with a washing-up brush. But is laborious and only semi-works. I phoned the company who did the work and the advice was to use a cream cleaner watered down to avoid the ab...rasive action but I don't want to go there in case the tile surface is affected. I would only contemplate this method of "freshening up" tiles if I was in charge from day one. Then I could ensure the grout was protected and carry on doing so. If you can afford it, new tiles. If not, this is an economical compromise but be warned.
We recently purcahsed an old renovator which we are living in while renovating. The previous owners decided to freshen the original bathroom up before sale. At first glance all appeared OK, it was livable, however, after 6months we now have disgusting grout that can not be cleaned without the paint being scratched or peeling. The tiles (white) are starring to discolour and I can not get them to look clean. A great cheap fix for an instant short term solution but if you want a long term fix, do the job properly to being with.
9 years and just starting to go a bit yellow.
I painted a horrible green bathroom with white in 2007 then put a row of small grey mosaics around the edge. It's only just starting to go a bit off colour around the basin but still white in the shower. Preparation is the key to this paint. Just needing to touch up around the basin and it will be good to go. Someone also told me I couldn't paint the floor tiles, but I used outdoor paving paint after sanding them back and I'm just going to give them a fresh coat and I will have a brand new bathroom again. All up for my bathroom Reno $250 who can complain at that every 8-9years?
I'm a 59 year old woman if I can do it anyone can.
Yellows and peels after 3 months
Followed the directions to the letter . Applied and did not use for 4 weeks to allow to cure, then sealed perimeters with silicone . After 3 months we noticed the product started to yellow then it just peeled from the middle. We would not use again and now have to stip and use another product. Would not recommend.
Only works if you prepare surface properly
I used in rental bathroom - 10 years ago and still good.... so if you do it properly ie. you have to have to have prepare the surfaces properly and put the primer on and have to be exceptionally clean prior to doing. I did it and was a waste of time. My painter did it and its still on 10 years later.
Questions & Answers
Do you need to remove the old silicone before painting?
Hi Sue, yes i removed the old silicone from tiles and bath and then painted tiles and re silicone.
Prep work is very imporant as to the end result of the finish
But was that a requirement as there's no instructions that you have to and all the YouTube videos don't have people doing it as part of the prep. Whereas the Dulux tile paint specifically states you have to and all the YouTube videos using the Dulux paint has it as part of the prep
Can you put another coat on the bath several weeks after the epoxy has dried, we have a couple of streaky patches we would like to take care of.
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