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How to Paint A Ceramic Tile Backsplash and Countertop at the Same Time

Painting Tile and Countertop at the Same Time

This is not difficult but you need to think it out a little so you do not destroy your work. This is the order you will paint your counters and tile in.

  • Mask the tile off and bond the surface as described in blog post “How to paint a Tile Backsplash.”
  • Mask around the sink and areas you don’t want to paint and bond the counter using the recommended products on the counter top refinishing shopping list which accompanies the countertop refinishing DVD.  Available here  as a download if you don’t have it.
  • Apply second coat of bonder to each surface in the same order. You WILL NOT apply the enamel paint to the tile until the counters are complete.
  • When the tile is dry, GENTLY apply masking tape. Do not press it on too hard.
  • Continue with the next two steps of the countertop refinishing process as described on the DVD. See for more information.
  • When counter is dry, remove tape from tile and countertop.
  • Touch up any bleed through on both surfaces.
  • Very carefully apply the enamel paint to the tile. Your tile is now finished.
  • Complete step four to the countertop as described on the DVD.

Your painted countertop is now finished. Painting ceramic tile is very basic but I have to admit, the first time I refinished a countertop and painted tile at the same time, I puzzled for a while about which order to do it so that I did not lean on anything that was wet etc.

Do not clean too vigorously for two weeks until fully cured. Not suitable for areas with constant water contact such as shower stalls.

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October 2011

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