How to update the tiles in the kitchen or in the bathroom inexpensively is an issue of concern to many. Indeed, there is often no means for a full repair. There are several ways.
The fastest and easiest is updating tile joints. They wear out much faster than the tile itself, and the appearance of the “apron” deteriorates. There is also a high probability of the appearance of a fungus.
- Clean the damaged joints from dirt, then soften the grout with a special compound and remove using a construction knife.
- Next, wash the cleaned seams with soap and water.
- After complete drying - prime.
- After a day, you can start applying the grout.
If any of the tiles is damaged, it is necessary to replace.
- Seams around are cleaned with a special scraper.
- 2 or 3 holes are made in the center of the tile with a drill, after which the central part is removed with a chisel.
- The remaining elements also need to be removed - in the direction from the center to the edges.
Then the surface is cleaned of glue and the remnants of the old grout. The new tile needs to be smeared with glue and carefully pressed against the wall in the free space. The joints around the tiles must be filled with new grout. After finishing work, wipe the tile with a damp cloth.
If the general condition of the tile and grout is satisfactory, you can update the interior by applying drawings to it manually.
- To do this, you need to clean the surface, degrease it, then wash it with soap and water and let it dry.
- Next, it is necessary to treat the surface with sandpaper to roughen, wash and dry again.
- Circle the contour of the previously prepared template with a marker, apply paint.
Another possible option for updating the tile is with vinyl stickers. Before buying, you need to find out from the seller whether the selected stickers are moisture resistant.
And tile can also be painted. After cleaning and surface treatment by the method described above, paint is applied in 3 layers.
If the appearance of the tiles in the bathroom or in the kitchen has lost its appeal, do not rush to get upset: with the help of improvised means you can improve it by making it original and stylish.