Cost to Paint Wall Tile

Cost to Paint Wall Tile

Yes, you can paint ugly wall tiles and avoid removing them. The contractor cost to paint ceramic wall tiles is $315 vs. doing it yourself for $95 and saving 69 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 7.0 Diy 10.0
Money Pro $315 Diy $95
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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 Cost to Paint Wall Tile

Cost to Paint Wall Tile

Yes, you can paint ugly wall tiles and avoid removing them. The contractor cost to paint ceramic wall tiles is $315 vs. doing it yourself for $95 and saving 69 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 7.0 Diy 10.0
Money Pro $315 Diy $95
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
HA Get help
DIY Word of the Day
Stenciling – application of paint over a stencil design as a decorative paint finish
Related Job Costs: Painting/Finishing

Related Crossword Puzzle: Home Decorating
By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Until we learned we could paint ugly plastic and ceramic tile, we thought the only way to deal with them was removal, a strategy that makes sense if you're remodeling, but not for a quick facelift when painting them is the way to go. It's an effective and inexpensive makeover for bathroom walls or a kitchen backsplash. The paint won't last forever, especially in a tub or shower enclosure, but it will give a fresh new look to a room, giving you more options than just working around the color of the tile.

Preparing the tile for paint is the key to a successful makeover and that involves cleaning and priming them with an adhesion-promoting primer first. We use a 50/50 solution of household ammonia and water to clean the tiles and then let them dry. We like B-I-N, a shellac-based primer sealer that creates an anchor for the finish topcoat. We let the primer dry for a few days and then apply two coats an alkyd-based paint because it creates a durable and washable surface.

A painting contractor will charge $315 to prepare and paint 100 square feet of tile; you can do the job for $95.

For ideas and inspiration about painting wall tiles go to Pinterest.

The bottom line: compare the price of a contractor’s bid topaint wall tile with what it costs to do it yourself and make your decision. You adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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