If you have a tub with a porcelain coating that has a chip, it’s not the end of the world, or the end of the tub either. It takes a little work, but it can be fixed without too much effort or cost.
You will need the following:
1- Hair dryer
2- 220 grit sandpaper
3- Rubbing alcohol
4- Porcelain repair kit
5- Plastic putty knife
6- Straight razor
7- Nail polish remover
8- Porcelain touch up paint
Here’s how you do it:
1- Clean the chipped area thoroughly and dry with the hairdryer.
2- Sand the chipped area until all edges are smooth, be sure to not sand undamaged area to avoid scratches.
3- Clean the area again, this time using the rubbing alcohol and dry thoroughly before going to the next step.
4- Apply the porcelain repair as per instructions. Different brands may have different instructions, so be sure to read them.
5- Use the putty knife to smooth it over until it appears smooth and flush with surrounding area.
6- Allow to dry for at least 24 hours, then smoothen the edges using the rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball by wiping gently.
7- If the color doesn’t match, use a porcelain touch up paint to match the color.
1- The same repairs apply to sinks and toilets that need cosmetic repairs. This repair is not suitable for cracks or to seal leaks. Cracked or leaking fixtures should be replaced.
2- Porcelain repair takes time and patience. Rushing it will only make the damaged area look worse, so take your time and you’ll have a good repair when you’re done.
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