5 mistakes to avoid when painting bathroom tiles

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If you’re thinking about updating your bathroom design without committing to a full remodel, you may be considering painting your bathroom tiles. But while painting tiles is an affordable way to give your space a much-needed refresh, it's a project fraught with potential missteps. 

Painting bathroom tiles involves much more than selecting a paint colour and applying it. It requires meticulous preparation and careful technique to ensure the paint adheres properly and withstands the test of time in a moisture-rich environment.

Steve Jenkins
Steve Jenkins

Steve is Homebuilding & Renovating's DIY content editor, and has been a writer and editor for two decades. He is an avid DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating homes. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has strong all-round building skills, having previously worked in the industry for 10 years.

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Annie Sloan

Annie Sloan, CBE, invented Chalk Paint™ in 1990 and has continued to refine and improve her formula since. She is widely considered one of the world’s leading authorities in paint, colour and style. In 2023, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to interior design.

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This easy to apply grout pen contains water-proof and mould resistant properties, making it perfect for freshening the grout between your bathroom tiles. 

Gabriella Dyson
Assistant Editor

Gabriella is Homebuilding & Renovating's Assistant Editor. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design. She’s spent the past decade crafting copy for regional publications, award-winning architects, and leading UK homeware brands. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and listed properties, and she is currently in the process of renovating a Grade II-listed Victorian coach house in the West Country. At Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, Gabriella is responsible for curating the magazine's home case studies and regularly contributes to the Homebuilding website.