Refinish Ceramic Tile Glaze
LESLIE: Ron in South Carolina needs some help with a tile question. What’s going on at your money pit?
RON: I took off the sliding doors that were there where the bathroom is, where the tub is. And the aluminum that was affixed to the tiles was glued with some sort of real super-strong glue.
RON: And as I pulled it off, little pieces of the glazing came off. Is there a way to fix that or just to kind of repair it?
TOM: So the glazing came off the surface of the tile?
RON: Yeah, just little spots, say, the size of a pencil eraser.
RON: Here and there, you know? It’s not worth really redoing the whole thing just for that.
TOM: Right. No, it’s not and the only thing I can suggest is if you get some auto body touchup paint. And if you can find one that’s close to the color, you’d have a pretty good chance of sealing in that surface and getting something that matches close to it.
RON: Oh, that sounds great. That’s a good idea.
TOM: Yeah, little trick of the trade. The tile surface without the glazing is going to be pretty absorbent and it should lock in there pretty well. But remember, don’t overdo it with the paints; a little bit goes a long way.
RON: Yeah, that’s a great idea. Thank you very much.
TOM: Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.