Porcelain Tile Inset

John Davies asked 10 years ago

Decorative surround tile inset in shower enclosure. To change the color, can an application of an alkyd enamel underbody be applied prior to applying a finish coat (1 or 2) of alkyd semi-gloss enamel? Can this withstand water from a shower head on a daily basis?

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

You will need to use a 2-part epoxy paint. Many can be applied directly to the tile without a primer but preparation is very important. The tile must be super clean and sanded with 180-220 grit sandpaper first.

Check with your local paint store for a good epoxy paint and its requirements for application to tile.

The use of regular primer and paint will not take the environment of a shower for very long before peeling. Only an epoxy can do this.