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TILE PAINT UPDATE | Two Years Later…Has The Paint Chipped??

hey guys welcome back to my channel. So
today’s video is going to be an update on the tile paint that we used in the
laundry and guest bathroom of our house. it’s been about two almost two years now
so I think I’m pretty sure it was the end of October that I can you get on I’m
pretty sure it was the end of October when I paid to the laundry and then I
painted the bathroom just a couple months later I want to say in the
December but I’m not 100% sure definitely I’ll try over though a
laundry I did a video on when I paid to the laundry which has had a quite a few
views lately and a lot of people have been asking how the child paint is
holding it up you know a year and a half later I thought I’d come in here and
yeah just like you know show you what the tiles look like now and so let you
know what I still what I think about the tile paint now that has been a couple of
years so first of all I painted the laundry first I used the Rustoleum
tile paint and at the time when I did paint my laundry they only had pre
tinted paint so you have a choice of three different options white gray and I
can’t remember what the third was but I’m pretty sure there was a third one you couldn’t actually
tint the color to whatever you wanted whereas the White Knight one, which is
what I used to paint the bathroom that one you could tend to that but I’m
pretty sure now that rust-oleum have changed their paint so you can have it
tinted to whatever color you would like you want to see when I actually painted
the laundry I will leave a link below and probably annotation or something
somewhere around here to say to go have a look so you can see what it look like
when I was doing it and sort of the technique that I used and what I thought
about it straight away so have a watch of that if you want to
otherwise I’ll show you what the tiles are looking like now like I say it’s
been about two years and but I’ll take you down to have a look that’s what the
laundry and bathroom look like at the moment. okay so in the laundry, which
was the first room that I did which is the room as well I did the actual video
on so I did the floor tiles and the both on the laundry obviously and then the
the border tile on the wall that was all painted with the tile
paint the first time I did it. I had this rug down pretty much straight away
I think I put it down maybe a week after we’ve got the tile paint done. J ust
because the color of the tile paint was really really stark white and it just
made the room really really clinical I mean it’s a laundry so it’s not gonna
look cozy or anything but it just it was too white so this is how it
is looking at the moment it’s held up pretty much perfectly. It’s been like two
years now, like I said earlier and there’s only and I’ll just find it –
there’s one little chip that I found down here. Right down here you can see it
that’s the blue of the tile peeking through here and here — so these three little marks and the only chips that I
can see and they are I mean in comparison with another that they’re
tiny you can’t really say them if you’re standing up. so you can hardly see
them when you’re standing up there really not noticeable. I think the fact
that we have the rug in here is a big part of the reason why it’s held up so
well because when you walk in here you pretty much walk directly onto the mat. Another thing I wanted to show you – I didn’t mop this little area because I wanted to
show you what the grout looks like when it gets dirty so it basically because
you painted the grout it still is the same sort of finish as the tile so it’s
kind of shiny so when the dirt gets in there obviously, which you can vacuum up
and you mop and everything, I mean it comes off really really easy it does you
can see the build-up and everything so because you can see how easy I just
wiped that away with my finger so if I had a mop or if I was you know doing
this by hand it would be really really easy and like I said I didn’t vacuum this
area so a lot of it was just loose dirt that came up. So they’re really easy
to clean and when you do you know get in there with a wipe or something,
it’s gonna come up really, really easily. So I just wanted to show you that
just so you could see what it was like when it was dirty. Overall I’m really,
really happy with how it turned out. The toilet is pretty good as well. There
is one chip in the toilet as well. So just down here there’s a chip there,
I’m not sure what caused it – probably the vacuum cleaner to be honest because when
you’re vacuuming, you know, the vacuum cleaner is a hard surface and if you
bash down quite roughly then it is probably gonna chip. Okay so the other
bathroom, which I didn’t do a video when I painted the bathroom so you might not
have seen a before shot of this unless you watched my home to us so in the
bathroom I painted the floor the side tiles on the wall and Sarah in the bath
I painted the inside of the shower which wasn’t the floors tile but the the walls
were like a laminate kind of finished I think I think it’s a letter I think you
call them in it in plastic you I think to be no fiberglass fiberglass at the
walls of fiberglass so they also had a bit of honey cloth mold or mildew in the
core which I didn’t replace I just painted sort of over it so it’s really
bad in the corners but that was there before that and you couldn’t sort of
paint the actual cork because it’s made of in the silicone is silicon at the
core it’s not paintable or anything so the black marks that you can see our
milled you that were in the silicone court before I paint it I also painted
the the bathroom sink unit so the base part which is what I painted that is
using tor plant I think it was and then the top which is a laminate and the
Seekers lament as well they use the tile paint to do that so um this paint had a
I did add some color to it I can’t read what the color is called but it was
obviously some kind of white but it was a bit more of an antique white I’d say
then they’re flat white which I really like I prefer the color of this one here
it’s not so stark now the wall tiles are perfect you couldn’t even tell that they
are painted you can’t do this muck here that was because when I painted the wall
above here I drew a peg on the tiles are so sad and then I didn’t want to sort of
go to hardcore removing and I didn’t notice it was there until after I heard
dry so we just live with that that just pretend it’s not there uh-huh
so that’s what that looks like these tiles look great as well
this wall again you couldn’t even tell that it was painted it’s really really
good it’s kind out really really well the floor again pretty good pretty good there’s a few but because the grout is a
lot thicker in here you can see the grout lines are a lot wider than in the
laundry and they are so if they’re more gritty than the laundry that this is a
part way it’s not dirty it’s just where I didn’t use a lot of the tile paint so
it’s got a texture to it there’s no dirt there it’s just the grout showing it’s
right because I didn’t use enough paint what I paid to this area the areas
around the corners as well same thing some of it is due out this little part
nurse that’s dirty uneducated they’re really cleaned up and then up here and
this is the only place that I’ve honored this is
one of the other patents I found two vases with chips in here so in this area
which I’m pretty sure I did straightaway like I don’t think it was
very long before I did that you can see that it’s the color of the tile that was
underneath before I painted it so it’s not very obvious if you just sort of
like standing back here but I know it’s there so it’s definitely I can
definitely tell it’s there the other place is under the rug which should rub
the towel which is here this is right on the grout line and I think I did this
with a vacuum cleaner again it’s quite obvious because it’s dark so you could
see it looks from a fire it looks like it’s this appendage Oh at least you
vacuumed up but if you get up close you can see that it’s definitely the grout
that’s showing through from the unlit the paint this section here we say that
it’s darker that again is just the grout texture coming through where I didn’t
use very much tar paint there but you can see the rest of the and even here
you can certainly use much paint yeah and you can see the sort of color from
the top coming through underneath as well the shower what we’ve really only
used to have at homes we don’t really use this bathroom for showering so it’s
hella it looks exactly the same as it did the day that I’ve done it the wall
tiles wouldn’t be hotel that they’re painted definitely the floor is a little
bit worse but that’s only because like I said before the meals you in the Silicon
Graphics and the bottom the rest of the bathroom is pretty much fine the sink is
where you can really notice her because you actually do look around the I did
paint the plug which was really great it really doesn’t replacing this whole this
whole unit but yeah for now like I said this is fine this was what it looked
like before like I’m gonna it’s not I think you can you meant to use a pea
metal but I did anyway and it looked pretty much like that from day one it’s
not right and if I scrub it comes off of it worse and this is a really the area
that you would notice that the actual service itself looks fine again you can
tell that it’s been painted I would say it doesn’t look like it’s that’s what it
was meant to me the surface turned out pretty good but again it’s not perfect
by any means um clock looks terrible and you can see
in the back actually that’s what the plughole look like so again this is
disgusting really needs to be replaced I’m going around to it but that is what
the plug hole in at the sink look like but I tried to paint it so that was
never gonna work out very well for me neither so as you can see they are
holding up pretty well it’s been a say two years the the laundry is kind of a
high-traffic area but again that that rug that’s in there doesn’t solve a lot
of it whereas the bathroom we use the bath quite often the kids will have a
shower in our but in the ensuite if they have a shower but the bath gets used on
a weekly basis and then obviously when I get we have guests around they use that
bathroom to wash their hands after using the bathroom that kind of thing so it
does get used and there are couple little chips on their marks that sort of
I can’t really scrub off because the paint would come off with it in my
opinion the tile paint is a really good option if you have realistic
expectations about it it’s not as durable as an actual tile that you could
get laid but it will definitely definitely help you to update your house
in the interim while you’re waiting to say I do to be able to do a proper
renovation I would definitely recommend that they’re both okay I’m pretty sure
in my opinion the quality of both those brands is pretty much on par I did
notice a difference when I painted the bathroom that with the bathroom one of
which I know which was then white night there was a primer that you had to put
down before you put the actual paint down that was a big difference that I
always had to talk about in the video that I did on the laundry whereas the
laundry paint which was the rust-oleum it was just the primer was in with the
actual paint itself so oh the other thing I wanted to say as well they paint
hasn’t yellowed I know I had a few comments on my video where I did the
laundry that the paint will probably start to yellow soon and I haven’t
noticed any discoloration at all it’s still the color that I painted it so
that might happen I’m assuming it will happen eventually but it hasn’t happened
yet and I don’t know if that’s because as well there’s no direct sunlight that
comes into those rooms it’s all we have patios around the entire house so any
light that comes through is filtered you don’t there’s no Sun directly hitting
those tiles I reckon that would make a huge difference but with the
discoloration so that’s why just keep in mind as well I would definitely
recommend these if you don’t have the budget to retile an area that you just
can’t stand I could not stay in the look of our bathroom or water it removed
it was it was really outdated it really just seeded
a blank slate and the plan is still to get those rooms retail eventually if you
have any other questions about the tile paid please feel free to layers below
and I will definitely answer them again an expert in painting or anything like
that already kind of home renovation but I just do what I can within my budget so
my budgets not huge so I just have to make do a lot at the time so that was
the other thing this was a really affordable option both options I think I
spent about $200 on the paint painting the floors so that was for me an
affordable way to get those rooms to my kind of tastes without completely having
to fork out a lot of money so yeah overall definitely recommend just be
realistic about your expectations it’s not going to last forever it’s not gonna
be you know a hundred percent real like real life tile you have to really put in
the effort when you applying the tile paint you can’t just be slap-happy
slapdash and you know on your way because it you really do need to apply
enough paint each tile as you saw in the bathroom with I did skimp a little bit
you can see the grout coming through you can see the color of tons of death
coming through if you get up close up for far away it’s fine but if you you
know a really a detailed person you’re gonna notice that that’s gonna drive you
bonkers um but yet overall definitely recommend it’s definitely holding out to
my citations I’m very happy with it and yes I if you have any questions please
let them down below I will try and answer them as best I can
yeah thank you so much for watching this video I hope you enjoyed that I hope it
was helpful for you I know when I was wanting to paint the tiles myself I was
looking everywhere for reviews and there wasn’t a lot at the time I think there’s
a few more now because now more people are aware that you can paint tiles using
these these products so I think there’s a few more videos out there now but when
I was looking for it at first it was nothing and also I don’t know there’s
gonna be very many videos that sort of show you what it’s like two years on or
you know a good time on so hopefully it was helpful for you if you’re
considering painting your tile again thank you so much for watching leave me
a thumbs up if you enjoyed the video subscribe if you’re new and you want to
see more from me and I will talk to you guys next time

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