My wife was hanging a heavy wrought iron whozywhatzit in the bathroom today
and it fell and chipped the tub. The chip is about the size of a US quarter
and it goes down to what I can only believe is the underlying iron? Aside
from the fun of having the edge on her for a long while, is there any way to
fix this myself or do I call in a professional? Your comments are most
I'm certainly not a professional, but I am in the process of researching
getting an old claw foot tub resurfaced. So far, the only options that I
have found are:
1) Reglazing. This is a type of epoxy or something similar that is
applied to the surface of the tub. It can be professionally done, but
there are also home kits. I don't know if it can be "spot applied" or if
you have to redo the whole thing.
2) Reporcelaining. Don't know if that is the real word, but from what I
know this is the real deal. The tub is coated, then fired in the kiln,
etc. This is only professionally available, requires removing the tub,
and is about 4 times as expensive as reglazing.
Again, this is just my experience, and I haven't done either one yet, so
take my advice for what it is.
I wonder if one of these would be all that you would need....
EZ Two-Step Porcelain Repair Kit - White - Effectively touch-up chips
and cracks on your white appliances, tub or sink. A simple, two-step
Multi-Purpose EZ Repair Kit - Effectively touch-up chips and cracks on
ceramic, plastic, porcelain, wood and more. Comes with six urethane
Tub, Sink and Appliance Repair Kit - Effectively touch-up chips and
cracks on your appliances, tub or sink. Comes with six urethane colors.
Appliance Repair Aid
Jeff, have you used any of these products? If so, how well do they work? I
take it that you worl for this company??My tub is not exactly as bright &
shiny as it used to be. Possibly greyed out a little over the years. Color
match is relatively easy?
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