Nov 20, 2018

How to Fix a Chipped Sink or Bathtub

Those porcelain and enamel sinks and bathtubs can be very resilient in nature, but they are still susceptible to chipping and that is why you should have Mr. Rooter Plumbing technician on standby for such issues. Dropping a hard object like iron on the surface of sink and bathtub is the number one reason they chip. 

Preparing for the fix of chipped sink or bathtub

You need to get items such as epoxy repair kits at a nearby hardware store if you have to repair chipped sink or bathtub by yourself. You will equally need a sheet of fine-grit sandpaper. Just before you begin to fix the chipped sink or bathtub, you need to clean and dry the chipped part thoroughly and then process further by rubbing the sandpaper on the surface to remove the remaining smaller particles and also give that chipped surface a rough appearance that will ensure that the epoxy creates a strong bond.

There are two separate solutions contained in the epoxy, you need to follow the mixing direction, and avoid mixing entire content up, at once. You may have to apply the epoxy in multiple thin layers, to ensure that they dry in-between especially when the chip on the sink or bathtub is very deep.

 Most epoxy kits for fixing chipped sink and bathtubs do come with the applicator brush but you can also make use of a toothpick or paintbrush when working on the sink or bathtub. Make sure you stick to the package directions to ensure that the epoxy dries properly and you need to wait until 24 hours after applying the final coat. You can make use of a sandpaper to flatten the surface if the coat leaves an uneven surface on the sink or bathtub, but make sure the epoxy has completely hardened before doing this. If you can’t handle these steps efficiently, please contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing for help or request any type of plumbing service in Atlanta.

Make sure you have a perfect match of epoxy

Most of the epoxies you will find are white in color because most sinks and tubs are white. Most of the epoxies do come with a single tone and there are options with multiple tones to create different shades hence they can provide a close match for colored sinks and bathtubs. Just in case you can’t find the perfect shade for the tub or sink, make sure you touch up the chipped area by applying enamel paint, once the epoxy has hardened. Sometimes, it can be difficult finding the right shade of enamel paint. You may want to contact the manufacturer of an enamel paint or check with your certified plumber if they can find the ideal enamel paint color for your bathtub or sink. 

To save yourself the trouble of doing a shoddy fix for chipped sink and bathtub, you should consider contacting Mr. Rooter Plumbing to offer a certified technician who will fix the chipped bathtub or sink professionally and at very affordable costs. We also provide emergency chipping repair services on all fixtures. 



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