Asked by: Sam Cascales
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th April, 2020

Can you tile over floor paint?

ANSWER - It is possible to bond porcelain tile to a painted surface, but it isn't recommended because the overall tile attachment is limited to the strength of the bond of the paint to the concrete. If the paint comes loose, so does the tile. A latex based thin-set adhesive should be used over the latex based paint.

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Herein, can you tile over epoxy floor paint?

Epoxy paint is often used to seal both concrete and wood floors. If you want to tile over concrete or wood, and there's a thick coat of epoxy on the surface already, you can tile right over it, but prepare first. Epoxy is hard, which is good for laying tile, but it's also slick and glossy, which isn't.

Also Know, can ceramic tile be installed over a sealed concrete floor? Sealed Concrete This surface prevents tile adhesive from sticking properly, and it must be removed. Another option requires you to lay a second layer of flooring such as cement backerboard or plywood on top of the concrete for better adhesion of the tile glue or thinset.

In this regard, do you need to remove paint before tiling?

If you want to update your kitchen or bathroom walls with tiles, you don't have to remove existing painted drywall to do so. You can rough up the painted surface, which allows the mastic or thin-set mortar -- especially those designed for painted drywall -- to adhere.

Do I need to prep concrete floor for tile?

Before you lay any sort of tile, whether it is stone, ceramic or peel and stick vinyl, you must prepare your concrete floor to ensure that the tiles will go down properly and stay where they're placed. Sweep the floor thoroughly to remove all dust and debris. Rinse the floor in small sections and then blot it dry.

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