Athens Tub Repair and Tile Chip Repair: An Overview

Porcelain enamel is an appealing and affordable, option for a lot of reasons, it is attractive, durable bathtub surface, but it can chip. Surprising to many people, you can make repairing a chipped porcelain tub a do-it-yourself project and fix a chipped porcelain tub yourself with only a few readily available materials.

What You Will Need

  • Porcelain repair compound
  • High-gloss alkyd-based paint
  • Putty knife
  • Straight-edge razor
  • Nail polish remover
  • Hairdryer
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton swabs
  • Clean piece of tile or glass

Steps Of Tub Repair and Tile Chip Repair

Step 1

 

Ensure that you dry the chipped area thoroughly (it is recommended to do so with a hairdryer). The surface must be completely dry so that the repair compound can stick. Once dry, sand the chipped area with 220-grit sandpaper until the edges are smooth. To avoid scratches on the surrounding porcelain surface, sand only in the damaged area.

Step 2

Clean the sanded area with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. Let the surface dry completely before you apply the porcelain repair compound.

Step 3

 

Combine the porcelain repair compound and high-gloss alkyd-based paint on a piece of clean tile or glass and stir. Add a little bit of color at a time until the mixture is the same color as the porcelain surface.

Step 4

 

Scoop up a small amount of the compound mixture with a putty knife and apply it to the center of the chipped area. Spread the mixture toward the edges of the chip and gradually add compound until it covers the sides. Scrape off excess mixture until the chip’s edges are flush with the surrounding tub surface.

Finally

Allow the compound dry for a minimum of 12 hours. Blend the edges of the dried compound with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.

When it comes to bathroom problems, both bathtub surrounds and floor tiles also have a tendency to chip. While like fixing your bathtub, these can be projects that a somewhat experienced do-it-yourselfer can do, there are a lot of reasons that one should consider speaking with a professional. Luckily in Athens, tub and chip repair has become an attractive and appealing career to many. The continuously growing interested in tub and chip repair in Athens has created an enormous amount of choice regarding who to hire, for residents that are not interested in taking on the project themselves.