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A wooden stool sitting on a rug against a pale grey tiled wall

Overview

Dulux Renovation Range  Tiles & Benchtops is a revolutionary, water-based interior coating that is perfect for transforming your bathroom tiles.

Steps

1Paint preparation

Dulux Renovation Range – Tiles & Benchtops requires a clean surface to adhere. All grease and dirt contaminations must be removed, or the paint won't adhere and will peel or flake off. 

For previously painted surfaces

1. Scrub down all areas with Selleys Sugar Soap and rinse with clean water to remove any dirt, oil or grease. Use a plastic scouring pas on heavily contaminated surfaces. Repeat this process using clean water, at least twice.

Important: don't use abrasive cleaning detergents.

2. Completely remove any loose and flaking paint. Fill any cracks or holes with a suitable hard epoxy-based filler like the one from Selleys. 

3. Sand glossy and semi-gloss finishes to a dull flat finish using P400 sandpaper before coating.

4. Use a clean damp cloth to remove any dust. 

Pro tip: For the best quality finish, don't skip steps 1 and 2, and wash extra dirty or mouldy tiles twice.

For tiled and glass walls/splashbacks

1. For grout lines, ensure all grease and oil is removed.

2. Thoroughly clean surface using Selleys Rapid Mould Killer. Remove all silicone sealant from joints using Selleys Silicone Remover. 

3. Wash down well with water.

4. Sand all areas where silicone has been removed with P400 sandpaper.

5. Wash with Selleys Sugar Soap and use a scrubbing brush or a toothbrush to properly clean grout lines.

6. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth.

7. Allow grout lines to dry for a minimum two hours before painting. Mask using a good quality painter's tape.

Dated bathroom tiles in cream and yellow colours.

2Mixing

1. Add all of the additive found underneath the blue lid to the paint.

2. Stir well for approximately 2–5 minutes with a broad flat paddle, using an up and down scooping action until the additive is completely mixed into the paint. 

3. Once mixed, the product is suitable to use for up to 10 days.

Refreshed bathroom tiles that are white, contrasted with dark cabinetry.

3Paint application

Topcoat

After the additive has been added and stirred, apply at least 2 coats of Dulux Renovation Range  Tiles & Benchtops, ensuring that the previous coat is left for a minimum of 8 hours before re-coating.

1. Cut in as necessary, using a 38–50mm high-quality angled sash cutter brush.

2. Coat surface using a 4mm nap 100mm wide microfibre roller.

3. Lay off. Once each section is coated, gently go over the surface in the same direction with an unloaded roller using minimal pressure. This will give a smooth consistent finish.

Clear coat

On bathroom tiles, apply Dulux Renovation Range  Clear Coat as the final coating. This will add a layer of protection to the Dulux Renovation Range topcoat.

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.