Do it Yourself – How to Refresh the Tiles in the Bathroom

A tiled bathroom with a tub and shower in blue and green.

Changing the bathroom tiles fall into the category of home decor that is not a favorite toanyone. It’s a job that requires a lot of work and isn’t a cheap endeavor. Plus, once you’ve laid the tiles, you certainly don’t expect to change them for at least ten years.

A bathroom with black and white checkered floor tiles.

If you find yourself in a situation where bathroom tiles are ruining your home look, do not despair, some simple solutions can completely refresh your bathroom look.

Here are some steps you can easily do yourself:

Refreshing the grout between tiles

OK, this is a pretty obvious solution if you only have a problem with old and dirty tile grouts. You will find the material required for this venture in almost every building material mall.

Depending on the condition of your grouts, you might need to remove them entirely or just paint over the existing ones. The most thorough and complete solution, of course, is to remove the grout and install a new one in the color of your choice. Also, sometimes, it is possible to grout over existing grout if there is enough depth to do so.

But, if you are lucky and the condition between the tiles is not so bad, you can paint the grouts to get a new refreshing look. 

Be careful to choose the right color depending on your tiles. If you are in doubt, white is, in most cases, a pretty safe choice. 

Painting the Tiles 

Yes, it is possible, and yes, it can look good if you do it yourself. You might need a bit more time to get it right, but in the end, you can refresh the look of your bathroom like a pro. 

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Before and after pictures of bathroom tiles.Tile painting is not much different than painting any other material in your home. You must first clean the surface and remove any imperfections, adhesive residue, and similar things.

Then, the essential step is to use Primer color, an action that you should never skip. Apply it and allow it to dry thoroughly for 24 hours.

You can then apply the color you chose in one or two layers, depending on the color quality and intensity. 

However, you need to know that this is not a permanent solution. The color will not last forever, but it will give you the desired change in the home.

Tile Stickers

This is probably the simplest solution, but still a bit more expensive than the previous ones. 

A bathroom with blue and white tiled flooring.

You can find many different tile stickers on the market and in all the colors and patterns you want. 

They can also be self-adhesive, which will undoubtedly make it easy to set up. Stickers are waterproof, so you can put them on the bathroom surfaces without fear of destroying them over time. 

This way, you can decorate only the parts of the bathroom to cover some of the imperfections. 

Last Tips

Look out for colors and patterns. Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the rest of the bathroom furniture and colors as we choose a new tile look. You don’t want to get too colorful bathroom. Prefer to select neutral colors if you are not sure if a different solution suits your home. 

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