How to Fix Chipped PorcelainUpdated: Feb. 28, 2023
Make annoying dings disappear
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Porcelain Repair: Working with touch-up glaze
Photo 1: Clean
Clean the damaged porcelain repair area with soap and water, rinse and let dry. Thoroughly mix the touch-up glaze. Dab the glaze onto the damaged area with the enclosed applicator brush, and let it dry for 24 hours. Repeat, if necessary, until the damaged area is filled, letting the glaze completely dry before recoating.
Disguise chips, dings and scratches in porcelain bathtubs, sinks, toilets and major appliances with a quick and easy touch-up glaze.
Glazes that match the original manufacturer’s colors nearly perfectly are available (or can be ordered) from home centers, hardware stores and paint suppliers. Apply the glaze for porcelain repair as shown in Photos 1 and 2. Here are a few tips to help you patch a chipped tile.
Remove metal scratches from toilet bowls
You’re supposed to use a closet auger to remove toilet clogs. But many DIYers don’t have one and use a regular snake. Sure, it works, but it can also leave metal scratches on the bowl. If that happens to you, don’t freak out. Just pick up a pumice stone from any home center. Wet the stone and keep it wet while you gently scrub the marks. Don’t scrub too hard or you’ll scratch the porcelain. And don’t be surprised if the stone wears away quickly—that’s normal.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.
- Touch-up porcelain glaze kit