Painting ceramic tile is an easy and inexpensive way to cover up ugly tile. Meghan Carter walks you through the steps for painting ceramic tile. Her tips will make painting ceramic tile a painless process, and ensure that you get professional results.
How to Paint Ceramic Tile
Raid the thrift stores and the hardware stores and turn something that's old and useless into invaluable works of art. Armed with markers and your own artistic skills you can change fussy old dinner plates into something worth eating on. Watch this video to learn more about ho ...more
Fixing holes in glazed ceramic tile can be very tricky. This is a solution that may not be perfect but it will provide a big improvement to your situation. You will need some polyester resin, which is often used to repair car bodies. Mix up some of the resin and apply it to th ...more
Tree Climbing Man demonstrates how to lay ceramic tile with drywall spackle. You don't need to rip up your existing floor and put down plywood or a sub floor to lay down a new floor. You can put ceramic tile right over existing linoleum with less work, less heartache and less ...more
I'm starting a laminate tile installation next Thursday. I thought I will show what is involved from start to finish. It's going in a kitchen and two bathrooms. There is ceramic tile in these rooms now and I'm installing the laminate tile right over the ceramic tile. The probl ...more
Start by putting tile backer board tape on all the joints on the wall board and then put mortar over the backer board tape. Let the mortar dry and then you can begin the tile job. Install a ledger board at the base of the shower stall about one tile high. Draw some vertical an ...more
Cutting floor and wall tile with a tile cutter should not be a difficult job. For any successful tile cutting job, the steps are roughly as follows: First, pull the handle all the way back. Place the tile into the tile cutter squarely against the tilestop. Bring the wheel up ...more
In this short video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows you how to cut ceramic tile using nippers. Nippers are good for cutting tile in an arc or for cutting irregular tile. Using them, you can trim your tile to the precise dimensions you need for your floor.
Installing a ceramic tile backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom can not only add a great new look, it can help prevent your walls from crumbling due to excess exposure to water. This simple little vid from buildipedia will walk you through the process. Part 1 of 2 - How to In ...more
If you have an old bathroom with vinyl flooring installed, it may be time to upgrade your floors. Although vinyl is sturdy, it can look cheap and possibly bring down the value of your home. This tutorial will give you the advice needed to replace your old bathroom floor with n ...more
Sometimes, it can be a pain to remove an countertops made of material such as wood and laminate. So an easy to do option would just let it be. If you're looking to add ceramic tile, you can easily do that over your existing countertops. This video will show you how for a quick ...more
Many people use mastic when applying ceramic floor tiles, not realizing that mastic will never completely set and is thus vulnerable to cracks if you put a lot of weight on it. Thinset is actually a much better product for a job like this. In this video, Tim Carter, of Ask the ...more
Installing a T Mold Transition Between Laminate and Ceramic Tile There are several different types of laminate transitions that you may need when installing laminate flooring. Each one is used specifically for where the laminate flooring ends, such as where the laminate stops ...more
Installing ceramic tiles to your house is an easy way to add character. Many tiles come in a beautiful earthy pattern that looks great in kitchens and bathrooms. In this tutorial, you'll find out how you can add this great flooring to your home today. So check it out and good ...more
If you're undertaking a big DIY project in either your bathroom or kitchen, odds are you'll need to know how to grout ceramic tile. And, if you don't know how, you can learn with this handy how-to.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates tips you should know before installing ceramic tile over plywood or OSB. Following these tips will make your looking sharp and beautiful, and practical.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates a simple way to cut a circle out of the center of a piece of ceramic tile, for use with some plumbing pipe.
In this tutorial, we learn how to lay down ceramic tile. Start off by laying down the mortar for the base. After this, scrape it around with the ridged laying tool. Then, lay the tile down flat and place a spacer in between the one that it is next to. Once you are finished wit ...more
In this video, we learn how to drill through ceramic tile like a professional. To do this you can use a normal bit that will drill through most tiles easily. Or, you can purchase a dedicated tile drill that will work the same way. First, find the area that you want to get star ...more
It's the porous surface of ceramic tiles that make them so warm and welcoming to bare feet—it's also what makes them so vulnerable to stains and grime.This video will show you how to clean the floor.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, introduces many ways to cut ceramic tiles for any project in your house.
If you lay tile it is rare to do a job and not have to cut a curved piece of tile. If you do have to cut a curved piece there are two ways to do it. First, you have to draw outline of the cut that you need to make on the tile itself and mark the part you are going to remove wi ...more
In this video, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, shows you how to install tile on a concrete floor. As Carter explains, you want to use thinnest to apply the tile. But before you do, be sure to clean the concrete first with a wet sponge. A lot of floor installers don't do this, ...more
Remodeling your bathroom can be expensive, unless you know how to do it yourself. Watch a professional tile reglazer work his magic on an outdated bathroom in this how to video. Reglazing tiles can last for up to 15 years and it completely changes the look of any old bathroom.
Drilling holes in wall tiles is a fairly easy skill to master once you know how. Follow these simple steps on how to drill a hole in a tiled wall for a hassle free experience. Please Note Drilling a ceramic wall tile is a completely different experience to drilling a hole th ...more
Ceramic tile floors offer a very attractive and durable alternative to other floor finishes. They come in many different sizes and colors to match the décor of any room and they can provide years of maintenance-free use. Additionally, ceramic tiles are fairly easy to install. ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to paint on your ceramic dinner plates. You will need a ceramic paint kit, a soft pencil, masking tape, a porcelain painter pen, scrap paper, scissors, scrap paper, tracing paper, Celtic patterns, and a jar of water. Place the tracing p ...more
Cutting floor and wall tile with a tile cutter should not be a difficult job. First, pull the handle all the way back. Place the tile into the tile cutter squarely against the tilestop. Bring the wheel up to the tile at the mark where you need to cut. Hold the tile as you pus ...more
This video demonstrates how to make small cuts on ceramic tile by using Tile Nibblers. The video starts with a quick overview of the tile nibbler tool. It looks like a pair of pliers that have been sharpened. The presenter stresses that a tile nibbler should be just that; nibb ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a ceramic tile floor. Before installing, you need to prepare a solid base. First, you want to take off the trim, then calculate the area of the room. Prepare the floor by inspecting low or high spots. You will want to apply mortar, the ...more
In this video Bob Schmidt shows you a simple tip that will help you from dulling drill-bits during the drilling of hard ceramic or porcelain tile.
How to drill a hole in a ceramic wall tile. How to tile.Wall tiling. Bathroom wall tiling. To the inexperienced, and to some extent even the experienced, drilling a hole in a ceramic or porcelain wall tile can present some problems to the budding wall tiler. The problem l'm t ...more
This video will show you how to drill a clean hole in ceramic, porcelain, clay, glass or tile. Materials needed for this project are: carbide tile bit, normal variable speed drill (not a hammer drill), air tool oil, plumbers putty, MDF board or a scrap piece of wood. Step 1 - ...more
Simon Leach demonstrates painting foxglove decoration on a ceramic mug, a technique passed on by his father.
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. With the help of some 4-inch square ceramic tiles, turning decorative paper napkins into a set of very polished-looking coa ...more
This video shows you how to tile and waterproof a shower. Stage 1 Use dunlop shower waterproofing kit. (Containing water poof primer, coating and tape) -Mark a line at the height of 1 meter above the shower way on the wall. -Brush the primer over the marked area vertically, wa ...more
In this video, The Home Depot shows us how to tile the surrounding walls of a bath or shower. Since these walls stand up to a lot of wetness from daily showers, they need to be sound and waterproof. Ceramic tiles are a great way to go. In this demonstration, the tiles are atta ...more
Gather Supplies Ready to make the best Scrabble tile pendant possible? This easy tutorial will show you how to make your own custom necklace out of a Scrabble® tile. It will take about 1 hour of work, but there is time needed to let the pendant dry and cure. Ready to start? ...more
In this tutorial by Lowe's, we learn how to prep and paint kitchen cabinets yourself! First, you will want to make sure you don't have laminate or tile countertops, because these can simply be replaced. After this, you will need to use sandpaper to sand down the surface of the ...more
Tim Carter demonstrates how to repair ceramic tiles. This video explains that you have two options for ceramic tile repair--complete tile replacement or filling the cracks.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut ceramic tiles with a tile cutter. Ceramic tile cutters are used to cut tiles to a required size or shape. The tile cutter does not require too much pressure when cutting. The tile cutter used in this video is for simple and basi ...more
Mark Donovan is remodeling a ceramic tile shower, and shows how to install a mortar shower pan. First consider the framing of the shower. Plywood, 2x4's and 2x6's provide a good foundation for the weight of the tile. Then remove the cover from the drain. Use duct tape to cover ...more
Susanne Engelhardt showcases her skills by decorating a bowl, in a trainyard! Review this video for some inspiring methods to paint ceramic bowls. This expressive style of painting ceramics allows for naturalistic imperfections.
Depending on the job at hand, you're going to want to choose the right drill glue. There are different adhesives that will work better with metal, wood, glass, ceramic tile, or anything else you might need to bond, and that have different techniques for using. Watch this video ...more
This video will describe the process of installing ceramic tile. The pro tilers suggest that you start with a very small area to put down the tile adhesive. Do not cover the entire area with adhesive and then start laying tile. Starting out one or two rows at a time will suffi ...more
In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to install kitchen tile and apply grout. Take measurement of the area that is to be tiled. If you want to make a mosaic with the tiles, cut the tiles as per the design and layout the mosaic on a flat surface. Apply settin ...more
Darin Steen from Major League Health and Fat Loss Lifestyle demonstrates how to work out at home to get rock hard buns and glutes. You will need a wood floor or a ceramic tile floor that's nice and slick to do the exercises. Lie down on your back on the floor and extend your a ...more
Mark Donovan is remodeling a ceramic tile shower, and shows how to remove the old backer board. First remove the old screws, starting at the bottom of each board and working your way up (leave a few screws so the board doesn't fall). Sometimes screws may be hiding under old mo ...more
Home accidents. It's up to you to protect your family… your children… from accidents in the home. And there's one place that seems to get the most attention when dealing with safety concerns… The kitchen is one of the busiest, most accident-prone rooms in the house. Design a k ...more
This video demonstrates how to paint Mother’s and Father’s Day mugs. This is a ceramic painting project. For this project, you will need the following supplies: 2 mugs, a Marabu ceramic kit, a paintbrush, a soft pencil, tissue, masking tape, a marabu porcelain paint pen, a jar ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make coasters or decorative tiles with photographs. To make this fun art project, you will need: glue, glue stick, paint brush, tile, picture, and scissors. After you have gathered these, cut your picture out if you printed it out. Then, apply ...more
Installing wall tile is basically the same procedure as installing floor tile. And it offers the same advantages: flexibility of design; a wide range of colors, materials and patterns; and if installed correctly, years of durability. Ceramic or porcelain tile makes an attracti ...more
A standard tile cutter will cut ceramic and porcelain tiles but not natural stone tiles. To use the standard tile cutter adjust and lock the guide. Then, slide your tile into position in the tile cutter. Next, position your cutter on the edge of the tile. Push down on the cutt ...more
There are many reasons to remove a toilet and store it elsewhere. Maybe you want to paint the bathroom or re-tile the floor, or you've got house guests that just won't leave. Mag has some tips for you when it's time to put the old porcelain potty back on her moorings.
This video ceramic design tutorial offers a very basic introduction to ceramic pottery glazes and glaze mixing methods. Glazes are a glass paint that are applied onto a piece of pottery to provide a beautiful finish, color, and shine to the ceramic project. Learn how to make a ...more
In this video we learn how to decorate a ceramic lamp base with Simon Leach. First, grab a small paint brush and then apply paint to it. Once you have this, start to paint your chosen design onto the pot. Painting a leaf or a plant will be the most appropriate for a large jar ...more
This video is to show how to install a glass tile backsplash. Because installing glass is a little different then installing ceramic, knowing what to do is important. Use painter's tape to protect your surroundings wherever you are installing your glass and use only a white th ...more
This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category where you will learn how to install a kitchen backsplash with glass tile accents. A tile can be attached to walls with the help of mastic. It doesn't require mixing and it is stronger than mortar. Before applying mastic, san ...more
Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
Hey what a great idea. Is installing tiles such a simple activity? Why not install glass and ceramic? Learn from this Lowe's video on how you can install a beautiful backsplash. Glass mosaic squares add a trendy splash, while white subway tiles keep the design clean and conte ...more