Painting bathroom tiles with Dulux

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

What you’ll need:

• Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops in your chosen colour

• Dulux Renovation Range Clear Coat

• 38–50mm high-quality angled sash cutter

• 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 

Paint preparation

Dulux Renovation Range Tiles & Benchtops, requires a clean surface to adhere. All grease and dirt contaminations MUST be removed, or the paint will not 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: 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. 
    Expert tip: For the best-quality finish, do not skip steps 1 and 2 and wash extra dirty or mouldy tiles twice.

 

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. 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 paper.

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 painters tape.

Mixing

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.

Paint 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 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.

Check out the full range

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

A before shot of a bathroom before its tiles are painted Bathroom tiles painted with Dulux Tile paint

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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