How to fix a chip in a ceramic floor corner?

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  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 22, 2019

    You can remove the tile and replace it, but that's a lot of work and most people don't have spares available or able to find replacements (tile and grout colors). I might just try grinding the chipped area with a Dremel-style tool until it is smooth. Then apply a small dab of paint the matches the tile color. That should disguise it and also prevent cuts.

  • William William on Jan 22, 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.

  • Karolyn Slader Karolyn Slader on Jan 22, 2019

    porcelain repair

  • Betsy Betsy on Jan 25, 2019

    Hi Linda: Here are a few sites I found for you that might help:


    https://homerepairgeek.com/home-flooring/repair-cracked-tile.html


    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/repair-hairline-crack-tile-36386.html


    https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/masonry-and-tiling/how-to-repair-cracked-tiles


    Most sites seem to want to replace the tile, which might be preferable, if you have another one you can use.


    Good luck