Painted Victorian Tile Restoration

Before and After ~ Painted Victorian Tile Restoration.

The Victorians loved elaborate patterning and ceramic tile was wildly popular for producing such patterns on floors. Such floors could be laid with multicolor encaustic tiles, with a pattern in each tile, or solid color tiles with the pattern created by different tiles in combination, as here.

This floor had been painted several times, completely hiding its historic character. With care and the correct products, paint can be effectively removed from tile as was done here. An excellent article by Hugh Mcleod, “The Tile Doctor,” on how the paint was removed and the tile restored is linked below. It includes information on specific products and methods used, which can be helpful for those who want to DIY. http://ow.ly/Z2vX50JEE3b

Ceramic tiles by of this type by Minton and other potters in the UK were shipped all over the globe. This example is located in the UK but identical tiles can be found in 19th century homes and public buildings in the United States.

Ceramic tile preservation, restoration, and replication is covered in detail in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

Signed and personalized copies of the award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book are available from the author in our shop, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries select preservation and restoration titles by other authors. Save on cost and shipping with our multi-book combo packs!

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