Can you Reglaze a Toilet?

Written by tallulah roberto | 13/05/2017
Can you Reglaze a Toilet?
Refurb or replace. (old outside mens toilet image by Joyce Wilkes from

The simple answer is no. Re-glazing a toilet bowl might appear to be a simple task, but in reality replacement is the only hygienic option. Refurbishment of a bathroom adds value to a home and makes it more saleable too.


Can you Reglaze a Toilet?
New toilets are cheap to buy. (toilet for sale image by Przemyslaw Moranski from

A cracked or leaking toilet bowl is a health hazard. Designed to get rid of human waste, chips or cracks in the enamel will harbour germs and make it more difficult to clean. Leaks onto the floor will potentially allow offensive smells to build up.

Leaks and Water Supplies

Can you Reglaze a Toilet?
Adding value to the home. (red bathroom image by Jeffrey Sinnock from

Turning off the water supply and draining the toilet system is essential when replacing a toilet. A plumber will be able to check that the pipework is in order, and ensure that the new system is the same size as old so that the joins fit properly and there are no leaks.

New Bathroom Adds Value

Can you Reglaze a Toilet?
New is the best option. (roll of toilet paper on gift image by Petr Gnuskin from

Replacing a kitchen or bathroom is an investment and can be a main selling point in a home. Replacing the toilet is a job for a professional, or a good handyman, and should only take less than a day.

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