Help! How do I get rid of a sticky mess that’s all over my house?


  1. Start by roughening the tiles slightly, either with a paint deglossing liquid (available at paint specialty stores), or by sanding with a 120-grit abrasive in a random orbit sander. The idea is to take off any smooth shine that might interfere with paint adhesion.
  2. Next, clean the surface thoroughly with a vacuum, then wipe it down with more methyl hydrate.
  3. You’ll need to start painting with an epoxy primer. This is a two-part product that cures by chemical reaction after it’s mixed.
  4. After this primer is hard, add a couple of coats of epoxy paint.
  5. Let the whole thing cure for at least a week, then enjoy your floor.

The coating won’t be nearly as tough as ceramics alone, but it should be pretty good. Just don’t drag anything across the surface.

Posted on February 13th, 2013