Step By Step Process To Fix Chips In Porcelain Toilet Bowl
The Porcelain toilets are very easy to clean & the best thing about them is that they are durable, however, it is brittle. A common problem is chipping or the breaking of a piece of a toilet bowl. Epoxy that is engineered for use on Porcelain can be easily used to reattach the broken piece. The small pigment can be added to the epoxy for making the repair very less noticeable, although it can never be invisible. The easy steps to fix chips in porcelain toilet bowl are mentioned below:
- Start the job by turning off the valve of the water supply. Flush the tank as well as leave the tank to dry completely for several hours. If in case the crack is in the lower part, that time soak up the remaining water with an old towel and allow it to dry.
- Brush away all the dust as well as the debris all along the porous edge of the crack. It is important that the edge and the surrounding area should be totally clean. Now mix the epoxy according to the manufacturer's directions.
- After mixing the epoxy apply it all along the crack as well as all along the edge of the broken piece with the help of a putty knife. It is advisable not to apply too much of epoxy, as it can easily ooze out of the repair later.
- Place the broken chipped piece into the crack exactly in its original position. Press it firmly on the spot until the excess epoxy will ooze out of the crack.
- Place the fiberglass mesh tape all across the crack on the inside of the toilet bowl where it will not be seen. The mesh tape will help to reinforce the repair. Place a strip of the masking tape all across the broken piece from the outside of the bowl as this will help to hold it in the position until the epoxy will harden. At the same time scrape away any of the excess epoxies with the help of a putty knife. This is important to wipe it before it has a chance to harden.
- Once the epoxy has cured then remove the masking tape. The cure time will be mentioned on the instructions that came with the epoxy, different epoxy has different drying times. Cutaway any of the excess fiberglass tape using a utility knife, this will help to make the repair look neater, even if it is inside the toilet bowl and won't be seen.
- Apply the Porcelain touch-up paint all along the crack where it is visible. Finally, turn on the water valve after the epoxy is completely cured.
This repair is only acceptable for the small cracks as well as broken pieces in a toilet bowl. For the big repairs do not attempt to repair by yourself with an epoxy repair kit and this is because there is too much pressure on the bowl when sitting.