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Overview

Looking to update your existing splashback? See how Dulux Renovation Range can revolutionise your tile splashback today.

Steps

1What you'll need

  • Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops in your chosen Dulux splashback colour
  • Dulux Renovation Range Clear Coat
  • 38–50mm high-quality angled sash cutter brush
  • 4mm nap 100mm wide microfibre roller
  • Paint stirrer and drop sheet
  • Painters tape
  • P400 sanding paper
  • Selleys Sugar Soap
  • Selleys Silicone Remover
  • Selleys Rapid Mould Killer
  • Dulux Renovation Range Grout Pen – optional

2Paint preparation

Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops requires a clean surface to adhere. All grease and dirt contamination MUST be removed, or the paint will not adhere and will peel or flake off.

For previously painted surfaces

On all surfaces cleaning is the most important step.

  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 do not use abrasive cleaning detergents.
  2. Completely remove any loose and flaking paint. Fill any cracks or holes with a suitable hard epoxy-based filler such as Selleys Knead-IT Aqua.
  3. Sand glossy and semi-gloss finishes to a dull flat finish using p400 paper before coating.
  4. Use a clean damp cloth to remove any dust.

Tiles and glass – wall and splashback

  1. For grout lines ensure to remove all grease and oil.
  2. Thoroughly clean surface using Selleys Rapid Mould Killer. 
  3. Remove all silicone sealant from joints on all surfaces using Selleys® Silicone Remover.
  4. Wash down well with water.
  5. Sand in all areas where silicone has been removed with p400 paper.
  6. Wash with Selleys Sugar Soap and use a scrubbing brush or a toothbrush to properly clean grout lines. 
  7. Rinse with clean water and dry with a clean cloth.
  8. Allow grout lines to dry for a minimum two hours before painting. Mask using a good quality painters' tape.

3Mixing

  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.

4Paint application

Topcoat

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

  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 benchtop and splashback areas apply Dulux Renovation Range Clear Coat as the final coating. This will add a layer of protection to the Dulux Renovation Range topcoat.

5Check out the full range

Need something for your next paint project? Take a look at the full range of Dulux paint.

More D.I.Y. Advice

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.