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danauns t1_iu8teoc wrote

Reply to comment by Skittles_the_Unicorn in Tile over tile by [deleted]

I've never seen it last. This is a poor option in my opinion.

If you're curious, this is most often done by flippers. It cleans up an old bathroom quickly and looks great in listing pictures.


hearmeouttahere t1_iu8vk7g wrote

I’d say you’re right if it was the pan or tub surface but if poster is only concerned with the walls then it would probably be great for the 4-5 years he/she expects to be there.


Skittles_the_Unicorn t1_iua0z87 wrote

My experience differs. I've done 3 - two over tile and one over a fiberglass insert. The fiberglass one was really great and after 5 years is still going strong. The tile less so but still pretty good. The tech filled some tile cracks and made them virtually disappear. He did a really detailed job on taping, sanding and spraying and the result was excellent. Now a few years later the finish has dulled somewhat but no peeling, cracking, etc. It was only promised to be good for 3 years and it beat that forecast and I can have it re-done one more time. At a cost of about $450/bath (~2017 dollars) it was a whole lot less cash than new tile, even if I did the work myself. So I guess there are other factors at work - maybe the tech's competence of the quality of the substrate or whatever - but my mileage varied from your yours. Cheers!