How can I repair a chip in an old metal top kitchen table?

Joann Hardy
by Joann Hardy
  5 answers
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Dec 04, 2017

    Even though it sounds as if your table is enamel, you can fill in the chip with wood putty or filler. Sand the piece so the tabletop is smooth. Then paint it to match the tabletop. You can probably find nail enamel in the color you need. Then use clear nail sealer. Don't use that part of the table as a cutting board, but the repair should hold up for years of meals. Btw, the whole table may need some sanding, touchip painting, and maybe a new food-safe sealer. 😇

  • Cindy W Holt Cindy W Holt on Dec 04, 2017

    When your sanding it, use 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. that will help keep it smooth when you do the final sanding. If you don't have the sandpaper or can'd find it, try Sally's. I use the sanding blocks others use for nails.

  • Linda Santo Linda Santo on Dec 04, 2017

    I use the liquid nail gel that you can purchase in little bottles at many places. Used the Rustoleum appliance repair in white for both the chip in my enamel table and my stove. I use the sanding block for nails, also. I then coat with more of the clear nail gel as a sealant. Use the table as a cutting board??? OH, my heart!!!!!

    • Diane Butler Diane Butler on Dec 05, 2017

      white but I used it for a chip in my automatic washing machinethere is an enamel filler probably at Home Depot. It only comes in white. I used it for a chip in my washing machine.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 05, 2017

    You could try fixing it with a filler.

  • Jayne Jayne on Jan 22, 2021

    I have a well preserved vintage metal/enamel tabletop that has a small chip in it. What is the best way to repair it?