How can I repair a kitchen table that has some cracked tiles?

Kathy Arteaga
by Kathy Arteaga

I have a kitchen table that some of the tiles have cracks in them. Any suggestions? Nice table other than that.

  4 answers
    • Kathy Arteaga Kathy Arteaga on Aug 02, 2019

      Thanks! Not sure if patio table and kitchen table would be the same for food service area but I can check into that further.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Aug 02, 2019

    Tile grout is a problem for food service areas.

    Without seeing a picture, I would clean the grout with an oxygenated bleach, chip out & remove the loose pieces & re-grout with non-sanded acrylic or polymer additive grout.

    Grouting is worth the time to clean up after each little section. Grout haze the next day is miserable to remove later.

  • Kathy Arteaga Kathy Arteaga on Aug 02, 2019

    When I get home I can send a pic of the table. Thanks!

  • William William on Aug 08, 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.