Paint to cover broken portion of 80 year old Glossy Ceramic Bathroom Tile

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Old 08-08-19, 02:31 PM
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Paint to cover broken portion of 80 year old Glossy Ceramic Bathroom Tile

During a remodel of my 80 year old master bathroom, an original ceramic tile was broken. The empty portion (about 2 inches by 2 inches) was filled with new grout to guard against further damage. The old ceramic tile is surprisingly shiny/glossy. An old pal says he once saw a painter repair this type damage by using a "thick" black paint as a prime coat to cover the grout and a black enamel or Automobile paint as a top coat.
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Old 08-08-19, 02:34 PM
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I suppose you could take a hi gloss oil base enamel and touch it up.
Why didn't they try to find a tile that would look ok and fill that space?
 
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Checked every tile place and home demolisher in Southern Cal. This tile made with a process and glaze no longer available. My hope it a Black shinny enamel will take the curse off what we're left with. Do you think we need a prime coat of some kind?Thanks very much for your input!
 
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Are there any areas in your bathroom with that tile that isn't really visible like behind the toilet or under the sink? If so you can remove a tile from an unseen area and use it to replace the missing tile.
 
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No, this tile is a base piece, oblong with a bottom curve where it meets the floor. Only hidden pieces are hexagon shaped and totally flat. I've had two tile mason's check the damage with the hope of some overlooked solution. "Paint it..." the suggested answer.
I'd like to find a paint solution that has the least downside for a match.
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Between the fact that is black and a small area I'd be inclined to skip the primer and use the first coat of black as the primer. If the grout is gritty it will never paint as shiny as the tile. If you could sand or add something over the grout to smooth it out that would help. I'd expect it to take 3 coats of paint.
 
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