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.
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.
Wipe the damaged area of the tile with a microfiber cloth to remove dust and dirt.
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.
Mix a small amount of epoxy in a disposable container.
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.
Allow the epoxy to dry completely before utilising the damaged area of the porcelain tile.
If you get epoxy on an undamaged section of tile, immediately wipe it away.
Tips and warnings
- If you get epoxy on an undamaged section of tile, immediately wipe it away.