chipping latex paint on fireplace tile surround

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Old 08-15-17, 03:23 PM
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chipping latex paint on fireplace tile surround

Hi all,

I recently repainted some tile that surrounds our fireplace. I think I made a couple mistakes. First, I did not prime. Secondly, I used a latex paint - the same paint used on the walls in the living room.

See attached for the tiles (before) and now the resulting scratching.

I want to make this right. I don't know how I can remove the paint without either a big mess or a big headache, or if it's even worth it. I am considering priming over the current coat and then repainting with the same latex paint.

Thoughts/suggestions?

Thanks in advance; I appreciate this awesome forum.

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Old 08-15-17, 03:34 PM
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Might be easiest to replace the tile!

I doubt a primer at this point would help much. When tiles are painted a tub and tile paint is used, never latex paint! At this point I'd probably just touch up as needed and plan for new tile in the future.
 
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Old 08-15-17, 05:35 PM
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Painting tile, especially on the floor, is difficult to have work well. Personally, I would not have bothered; I would have lived with what you had or replaced it.
 
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I figured that would be the response. Thanks for the input. Unless there are other suggestions, I may touch-up and shoot to replace the tile this fall.

I'm grateful for the responses, thanks again!
 
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