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Old 03-21-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Hello, kids! Have you ever dropped something in your
porcelain sink or bathtub and chipped the surface?
If so, Today's Tip is right up your alley, so scroll on down!


REPAIRING A CHIPPED PORCELAIN SINK
  1. Purchase an epoxy repair kit that most resembles the color of your porcelain sink. Purchase two kits and mix the colors if your color is hard to locate.
  2. Clean and dry the sink. Sand the chipped area with sandpaper until it is smooth. Sand only the chipped area.
  3. Rub the chipped area with a clean rag dampened with rubbing alcohol. Remove all dust and debris. Allow it to dry.
  4. Mix the epoxy in the repair kit, following the mfr's instructions. Apply the compound to the chipped area using a small brush or razor blade. Fill in the entire chipped area.
  5. Scrape away the compound using the razor blade so it is flush with the sink. Wipe any excess compound surrounding the chip with a clean, damp rag.
  6. Allow the compound to dry. Do not use the sink for 24 hours so the compound can set. Do not scrub the repaired area for 7 days.
Read more: How to Fix Chips in a Porcelain Sink | eHow.com How to Fix Chips in a Porcelain Sink | eHow.com
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Ooh...a DIY tip. I love it. Thanks pam.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Looks like it should also work in a bathtub as well however I'm trying the old duct tape first. LOL
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Good tip Pammy!!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This is great, Pam, and very timely since I dropped a hammer in the bathtub (don't ask) and took a chip out of the tub. Now I know how to fix it.

Thanks, Pam.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:00 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I shot a rat in the tub with rat shot back when we were in the country.. They've made a porcelain touch up for decades. Different brands some of which eventually yellows. I'm now seeing quick drying epoxy spray paints used for covering any and all things! Lot's of touchups available these days . Thanks Pam!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:21 AM
 
Location: California
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Wish I saw this earlier! just changed a basin. a big crack though!
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:23 AM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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I'd just get a new sink. lol Bathroom sinks can be had for about $40. Unless you're prone to chipping them every few weeks!!! Thanks Pammy!!!

Last edited by CoastalMaine; 03-22-2011 at 12:33 AM.. Reason: No Y needed to add one, so the sentence would make sense! lol
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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I shot a rat in the tub with rat shot back when we were in the country.. They've made a porcelain touch up for decades. Different brands some of which eventually yellows. I'm now seeing quick drying epoxy spray paints used for covering any and all things! Lot's of touchups available these days . Thanks Pam!!
Dabe. Only YOU would shoot a rat in the tub and think it was perfectly fine!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Originally Posted by satx56 View Post
I shot a rat in the tub with rat shot back when we were in the country.. They've made a porcelain touch up for decades. Different brands some of which eventually yellows. I'm now seeing quick drying epoxy spray paints used for covering any and all things! Lot's of touchups available these days . Thanks Pam!!
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Originally Posted by CoastalMaine View Post
Dabe. Only YOU would shoot a rat in the tub and think it was perfectly fine!!!
It's a Texas thang!!!!

LOL!!!
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