How to fix cracks on white tile?


Fix cracked places on my white ceramic tile

. I've tried office white out, didn't work

  8 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 12, 2018

    Apply Glaze

    This method won’t fix the broken tile’s appearance, but it will fill the crack and prevent further damage. Combine this method with method No. 1 for greatest effect. This method is also a bigger investment, since you generally have to glaze all the tiles to match the repaired tile.

    First, clean the floor thoroughly by sweeping and mopping. Mop more than once if necessary. Any remaining dirt will become permanently trapped under the glaze. Wait for the floor to dry before applying the glaze.

  • William William on Oct 12, 2018

    How to Repair Holes or Cracks in Ceramic Tile

    Patching unwanted holes in glazed tile like this can be a tricky proposition. Here's a solution that may not always be perfect, but will make a big improvement. Polyester resin or auto body filler, often used to repair car bodies. Mix up a small batch by adding some hardener and stirring it thoroughly. Using a putty knife, press the resin into the hole slightly overfilling it. Then just as the material begins to harden while it's somewhat rubbery, trim off the excess with a razor blade.

    Next use 600 grit sandpaper to sand the filler smooth. Wetting the paper with water makes it work best. Now it's time to try and match the color of the tile. A porcelain touch up kit which is available at most home improvement centers comes with several different colors of paint. You can also use artists acrylic paints available from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, art supply stores, and online.

    The trick here is to mix these different colors together until we come up with one that matches the tile. Apply the paint with a small brush. You can test it on a nearby tile. When you get it the way you want it, then just paint over the patch and let that dry. Give it one final sanding with that very fine sandpaper and you'll have, well, maybe not a perfect match, but something that's a heck of a lot better than what you started with.

  • Gail Gail on Oct 13, 2018

    Try fingernail polish in color as close to match of tile color as you can find. There are many shades of white so test color on an old piece of China before using on your tile.

  • JIM HICKS JIM HICKS on Oct 13, 2018

    if in tub area, consider pricing a tub surround, if tiles will be an ongoing proble.

  • Rebecca Rebecca on Oct 13, 2018

    There's also one you can get to just paint on. It's about this size of a nail polish bottle.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 13, 2018

    You should replace the tiles. You can cut them out and then regrout.

  • Lisa Lisa on Oct 13, 2018

    Fiddledd224 is correct, replace the tiles. Always save extra tiles from the job, I'd call a tileman if you can't chisel out and replace on your own. Will be a breading ground for germs