Tiny chips and dings on expensive porcelain fixtures and appliances are distressing—but fixable. With a few careful dabs of touch-up glaze and a little sanding and buffing you can make those ugly blemishes vanish.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:September 2002
Clean the damaged area with soap and water,
rinse and let dry. Thoroughly mix the touch-up
glaze. Dab the glaze onto the damaged area with
the enclosed applicator brush, and let it dry for 24
hours. Repeat, if necessary, until the damaged area is
filled, letting the glaze completely dry before recoating.
Lightly sand the area smooth with the
sandpaper enclosed in the kit, and then
buff it with a soft cloth.
Disguise chips, dings and scratches in porcelain bathtubs, sinks, toilets and major appliances with a quick and easy touch-up glaze.
Glazes that match the original manufacturer's colors nearly perfectly are available (or can be ordered) from home centers, hardware stores and paint suppliers. Apply the glaze as shown in Photos 1 and 2.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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