How to Repair Porcelain

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If your porcelain sink or bathtub is chipped, you don't have to buy a new one or order an expensive resurfacing job. With just a couple of tools, some paint and a tube of porcelain repair, you can easily fix your own surfaces and have them looking as good as new in no time.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-grit emery cloth Tiny paintbrush Cotton swab Porcelain repair resin Oil-based paint Acetone or other solvent
  • Sand the broken porcelain to remove any rusty spots and to prepare for bonding. Do not scratch the porcelain around the damaged area because scratches are permanent.

  • Mix a few drops of an oil-based paint with a white porcelain repair resin until you match the color of the damaged porcelain.

  • Use a tiny paintbrush to layer the prepared resin onto the prepped porcelain, starting with the bottom of the hole to avoid air bubbles, then building to the top of the chipped surface.

  • Use a cotton swab dipped in fingernail polish or another solvent to smooth the edges of the repaired area and blend it into the surrounding area.

  • Allow the porcelain to dry for at least 48 hours before getting it wet.

Tips & Warnings

  • Properly ventilate the room you are working in.

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