Porcelain tile chip repair

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Porcelain tile chip repair
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Porcelain tile is used for flooring, countertops, kitchen and bathroom backsplashes and other decorative placements in a home. Porcelain is a durable material, but can chip if you drop something heavy on it or accidently hit it with a sharp object. Repairing a chip in porcelain tile not only restores the tile to its original attractiveness, but also prevents the tile from chipping or cracking further. Porcelain tile repair is easily accomplished with a tiny bit of epoxy.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Epoxy suitable for porcelain
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Disposable container
  • Toothpick

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  1. 1

    Purchase epoxy suitable for repairing porcelain, selecting the same colour as, or as close as possible to the colour of, your porcelain tile. Take a picture with you to a home improvement store to aid in matching the colour.

  2. 2

    Wipe the damaged area of the tile with a microfiber cloth to remove dust and dirt.

  3. 3

    Clean the damaged area with rubbing alcohol to ensure that the surface is free of dirt and oils. Allow the rubbing alcohol to dry completely.

  4. 4

    Mix a small amount of epoxy in a disposable container.

  5. 5

    Dip a toothpick in the epoxy and apply it to the chip. Repeat this process until the chip is completely full of the epoxy. Be careful not to overfill the chip.

  6. 6

    Allow the epoxy to dry completely before utilising the damaged area of the porcelain tile.

Tips and warnings

  • If you get epoxy on an undamaged section of tile, immediately wipe it away.

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