How do I fix a dent in a tile?

Dan McAlinden
by Dan McAlinden

Tile in hallways looks like something with a sharp point hit it causing a dent in tile. Is there anything I can use to fill it in.

  4 answers
  • Tere Tere on Feb 27, 2019

    Is this ceramic or vinyl tile?

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Feb 27, 2019

    You could just touch up the spots with a touch up enamel used for fridges and stoves, etc. This will make it not so obvious as it will blend in.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 27, 2019

    You may know it is there, but I bet nobody else can find it, it really isn't noticeable unless you would show it to someone with the natural unevenness of the tile.

  • William William on Feb 28, 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.