How can you fill a chip in a ceramic tile floor?

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  • Jackie Bohner Jackie Bohner on Jun 14, 2017
    Replace the old ceramic and put a new one in.

  • Amy Amy on Jun 14, 2017
    If this is a chip on the surface and not a corner,you can use an epoxy product to fill in OR fingernail polish to match the tile is a great solution...just keep building up layers,letting each completely dry between coats

  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 14, 2017
    If the chip is small there is no need to replace the ceramic tile. Instead clean the chip really well with isopropyl alcohol and a cloth. Then mix up some clear or white epoxy and fill in the chip. If the chip is large you may need to use a couple of coats of epoxy. Level it off with a spatula or paint scraper after each application. Once it drys thoroughly go ahead and paint the repaired chip with a quality paint. Latex is fine. If your tile color is solid you'll need only one paint, but if it's colored you may need a couple of paints. You can buy sample paints at the hardware store for a couple of dollars. Use an artist brush to apply the paint so it blends in with the color of the other tile. When it is completely dry in a day or so, go back and apply a clear water-based urethane. Your chipped tile is fixed and no need to have the expense of replacing it.

  • William William on Jun 14, 2017
    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.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 15, 2017
    Try an epoxy product - that's the easiest, if it's not a huge chip. Good luck!