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Preparing kitchen splashback tiles for painting

Trish2
Budding Contributor

Re: Preparing kitchen splashback tiles for painting.

Hi @DonnaL thanks for the complement re my kitchen tiles. The paint on the tiles is only about 3 months old so hasn't stood the test of time yet. They clean up very well, although I am a household of only 1, but I do cook every day. If I look closely at the tiles behind the cook top I can see some a lone tile that had a pattern on it and it's a bit rough, but honestly, unless you are looking for it you would never know.

Preparation is time consuming of course but once I realised I didn't need to sand as much as I was trying to, it was a bit quicker. I downloaded the instructions from the Dulux site and followed them by the book. You have to remove all the silicone which I found a pain! Painting the tiles was the easiest part and I had plenty of paint left over, so used it up having a go at painting some laminate shelves in the laundry, even though Dulux has a different paint for laminate. (I painted the tiles in in my very small laundry as well). I have a heavy container of dog food stored on one shelf which I slide off twice a day to access it to feed the dog and no scuffs or scratches. I even used up the last bit painting some clay garden pots, I have no idea how they will last outside, but they look good so far! So I hope this helps. Good luck!

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DonnaL
Junior Contributor

Re: Preparing kitchen splashback tiles for painting.

Thanks Trish, it gives me some good info to work on. donna

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Old-gal24
Super Contributor

Re: Preparing kitchen splashback tiles for painting.

Go gal @Trish2   Awesome job, bet you feel good that's all over and done with!  Well you should do, I know how hard it is when you have physical limitations, things seem to take so much longer.  I started a vanity area make over earlier this year then Covid hit and the cold weather, that's when my hands seize up and not much gets done, the mind is willing for sure but sadly the body holds me up.  But now the warmer weather is creaping in I'm wanting to complete the last bits I have to do, 1) paint my bathroom tiles, 2) the cabinets.  I just came across your post and another one on painting cabinets, so think you have both given me the motivation to get back in and get the last bit done in my vanity area.  Thanks to you @trish and @Stevem much appreciated to you both.

 

This old gal

ps will try and add pics when done.

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KevinMall
Established Contributor

Re: Preparing kitchen splashback tiles for painting.

Well done Trish2 👍👏👏👏 and congratulations on giving it a go.

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Ari
Junior Contributor

Re: Preparing kitchen splashback tiles for painting.

What a great improvement @Trish2  !  Thank you for sharing your before and after photos.  I've been thinking of doing this and you've encouraged me.

 

Cheers Ari

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Preparing kitchen splashback tiles for painting

Hi @Ari,

 

I noticed @Trish2's wonderful project inspired you. I trust your tile make-over would equally inspire our other members if you'd care to share it with us.

 

Please let us know if you need assistance with it. We're here to help.

 

Mitchell

 

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