How to Paint Porcelain Cladding

If you are looking to update your porcelain cladding tiles, or simply to fix and paint over a chipped corner then you can easily give your home a brand new look. However, it is important to keep in mind the type of type that you have as this can then require a few extra steps.

Although you can actually paint any part of a porcelain cladding tile, you will find that you get the best results from a clean and smooth area, as opposed to a chipped, damaged or repaired area.

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How to Paint Porcelain Cladding

If you are looking to update your porcelain cladding tiles, or simply to fix and paint over a chipped corner then you can easily give your home a brand new look. However, it is important to keep in mind the type of type that you have as this can then require a few extra steps.

Although you can actually paint any part of a porcelain cladding tile, you will find that you get the best results from a clean and smooth area, as opposed to a chipped, damaged or repaired area.

Preparing the tile

The first thing that you should do is to check whether or not your porcelain cladding is glazed. If it is indeed glazed then this will add an extra step to the painting process. Before you can begin to paint the cladding you will need to remove the glaze from the tile so that the paint can adhere properly.

You should start by placing a cleaner (powdered) over the tile and then scrubbing it with a damp brush or sponge. Once you have sufficiently cleaned the tile, wipe it clean of any dirt and debris using a fresh, clean damp cloth.

Then leave the tiles to one side and allow them to completely dry.

If you have cladding that is covered in a glossy finish then you will now need to sand them. You will need to do this with sandpaper with a grit of 12-180. This will remove the gloss coating from the tile. If you have a larger surface area from which to remove the gloss you can use an orbital sander to help make the job quicker and easier.

Wipe over the now sanded tiles using a damp cloth. This will remove any dust and particles of gloss that are left over from sanding.

Once the porcelain cladding is dry, paint over the area to be painted using primer. You can do this using a paintbrush. You will then need to let this dry completely, following any instructions that are given by that primer’s manufacturer.

However, if you are going to be using epoxy paint to paint your porcelain cladding tiles then you can skip the primer stage and go straight to painting.

Painting the tiles

Now it is time to begin painting your porcelain cladding. You will want to make sure that you apply the coats of paint as smoothly and as evenly as possible to avoid any lumps and bumps. You should only apply the paint in one direction in a long brush motion.

You should let the first coat dry before applying the second coat. This is true both for regular tile paint and epoxy paint.

The bottom line

Painting your porcelain cladding can be handy for modernizing your home or simply for repairs. Either way, you should make sure that you do the job properly. The last thing you want is to be able to spot the part that was painted.

The process will take a long time given the various drying stages, so give yourself plenty of time to complete the job.

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Where Can I Buy Porcelain Cladding And How Much Does It Cost?

The best place to buy porcelain cladding is right here at Dalply. We offer the best possible prices and can tailor any order to your exact specifications.

Fill out the form below with your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to give you a free, no obligation quote. Or you can phone us right now on: 0131 564 0402.

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Where Can I Buy Porcelain Cladding And How Much Does It Cost?

The best place to buy porcelain cladding is right here at Dalply. We offer the best possible prices and can tailor any order to your exact specifications.

Fill out the form below with your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible to give you a free, no obligation quote. Or you can phone us right now on: 0131 564 0402.

Dalply 5 stars review
award winning cladding suppliers