Tuesday, March 20, 2007



erieblue said...

So does your bathroom look like this yet?

MJN/NYC said...

No, my bathroom is still painted-over white subway tiles. Anyone know how to remove what appears to be really high-quality (maybe even marine) paint from tile? Zip Strip isn't doing it. A heat gun? Mexican labor? I went to some "old house" site, but the product information wasn't specific to tile.

When it really comes down to it, I'm going to have a hard time deciding on a pattern. Above the tile is my own sponge-paint job replicating the Mediterranean (it has its fans). So white tile with black trim, very restrained, would be fine.

MBR said...

Love the look, but seems to me more like floor than wall, although not fair to judge from (relatively) little photo. On bathrm tile paint removal, if it's oil, try turpentine, if enamel, acetone or lacquer thinner--as both removers are oil-based, they wouldn't harm a glazed surface, but wash down with TSP. If it's epoxy, you're probably cooked and it seems it would be easier to remove/replace tiles. Ck this: http://www.techlib.com/reference/paint.html