Porc-a-fix Porcelain Touch-Up Glaze: Works wonders on chipped ceramic tile
Mar 19, 2011
Review by Rudi Xeno
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Easy to apply, fills superficial chips, many colors available, durable results
The Bottom Line: Porc-a-fix is a practical, economical, easy to use remedy for chips, scratches and other imperfections to porcelain and porcelain-like finishes.
Living with white, high gloss ceramic tile in your kitchen is anything but easy. Keeping it clean and shiny is challenge enough. But with children constantly in and out of the refrigerator and a cook who's been known to drop a pot or two in his time, sooner or later you have to expect to pick up some chips on the tiled surface. The first one is invariably the worst as your eye is drawn to it as soon as you enter the room.
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But in time you forget all about the first one as you pick up new chips. Predictably they seem to accumulate near the sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and the cabinet in which you store your pots and pans.
Most often I notice a new chip while I'm cleaning the floor. Attempting to scrape some bit of whatever off the tile I notice a new little gouge.
A few months ago a service technician who was working on our refrigerator suggested that I could fix the chips with a porcelain repair glaze. Although he couldn't remember the products name he knew exactly where it could be found in Home Depot. I was off to Home Depot.
Porc-a-fix Porcelain Touch-Up Glaze
Porc-a-fix Porcelain Touch-Up Glaze is one-step process to repair chips, scratches and other imperfections in porcelain tubs, sinks, toilets, washers, dryers, kitchen appliances and ceramic tile. The glaze is sold in 1/2 oz (15ml) bottles that includes an applicator brush and finishing paper.
Although our selection of the appropriate color (crystal white) was pretty simple, Porc-a-fix offers colors to match an almost endless number of colors and shades that can be chosen by the specific appliance or fixture manufacturer's name and color wheel.
After thoroughly cleaning and drying the chip to be repaired, the touch-up glaze is brushed on in a thin layer and allowed to dry completely. Remember to shake the bottle vigorously before using. Many surface imperfections can be repaired with a single coat of Porc-a-fix. If additional coats are required to fill the chip, each coat should be sanded smooth with the supplied finishing paper. I've never required more than three coats of the glaze to make the repair. After the final coat is dry and has been sanded smooth, I buff the repair with a soft cloth to polish the glaze.
It's now been a few months since my first use of Porc-a-fix, and with a couple of exceptions I find it difficult to locate the repairs made. The touch-up glaze is non-yellowing so the crystal white color has remained true.
Porc-a-fix is not recommended for stove-top or other high heat applications. Fortunately though a high heat version of the glaze is available.
Porc-a-fix is a practical, economical, easy to use remedy for chips, scratches and other imperfections to porcelain and porcelain-like finishes. While short of perfection, it certainly beats attempting to replace damaged tiles. I recommend it.
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