Asked on Sep 4, 2019

How do I repair a broken floor tile on the bathroom floor?

JudithCarrie @ Curly Crafty MomWilliam


5 answers
    on Sep 5, 2019

    Do you have more of the same tiles?

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Sep 5, 2019

    Yes, it’s best to remove & replace, which is a chore in itself.

    Patching the cracks is tedious and requires a discerning eye.

    What size are the breaks/cracks?

    picture please, thanks

  • William
    on Sep 5, 2019

    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.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    on Sep 5, 2019

    Here is a video that may be helpful:

  • Judith
    on Sep 9, 2019

    Why not go out of the box.....and paint a ladybug coming out of the crack and add painted grass starting to come out of the crack or a bit of a flower. Maybe even a mythical fairy opening? Just would be a great conversation piece!!

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