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Fix Scratches In a Porcelain Tub

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    LESLIE: Andrew in Texas needs some help repairing something in the bath. What can we do for you?

    ANDREW: Well, I have a question regarding cast-iron tubs that are enamel-finished – porcelain-finished, I guess.

    TOM: Right.

    ANDREW: I’ve got scratches in my tub that were created during construction and I want to see about getting those fixed.

    LESLIE: OK. You need to be careful. There are a lot of kits out there on the market and some of them are just, you know, a one-step that comes in almost like a nail polish applicator. But there’s actually a really good one and the website is Surface-Repair.com.

    ANDREW: OK.

    LESLIE: And it’s a three-step kit and the first thing that you want to do is sort of gouge out the scratch or ding or dent to almost make it V-shaped, so that there’s more area for this paste to adhere to. And then you mix up the compound and you search on their site by – I think it’s by manufacturer and then you can sort of narrow down what color it is; this way, it’s specifically matching the enamel that’s already on your tub.

    And then once you let it dry, you do a little buffing and touch-up work to it and it really holds up very well; it blends in very well and it looks like the repair was never done.

    ANDREW: Oh, OK. And what’s the name of it again?

    LESLIE: It’s Surface-Repair.com. And you’ll see right on their website, I think they’ve got a bathtub and shower repair kit. You’ll see once you get online; you’ll find the kit.

    ANDREW: OK. That sounds great. I’ll try it.

    LESLIE: Alright.

    TOM: Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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