How Do I Paint Interior Ceramic Tiles?

Most ceramic tiles can be painted, as long as it's not frequently subjected to water or heavy wear. For instance, you can paint tiles on a bathroom wall, but avoid painting tiles that line a bathtub, shower, or that are on the floor or a countertop. It is essential that all primers and topcoats are allowed to CURE fully prior to washing or cleaning, please refer to individual product data sheets for curing times. 

Wash tiles thoroughly with Tikkurila cleaning agent or any good quality readily available home cleaning material. Avoid cleaning agents that leave a residue or contain light aggregate. These leave a deposit and will cause a loss of adhesion. 


  1. Otex Adhesion Primer

Topcoat Options

  1. Everal Aqua 10, Everal Aqua 40 or Everal Aqua 80, depending on sheen level required
  2. Luja 7, Luja 20 or Luja 40, depending on sheen level required
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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.