Repair Chipping Porcelain Sink Enamel
LESLIE: Heading down to the basement with Dwight in Wyoming. What’s going on at your money pit?
DWIGHT: My question was regarding the enamel chipping off a sink. We have bought a house built back in probably the late – early 60s, late 50s; the basement was.
DWIGHT: The enamel is chipping off around the overflow hole in the front of the sink and we just want to know if there’s any way – we can’t find a way out there to get that stopped or to patch it or repair it somewhere.
TOM: Dwight, you know there’s actually a product that’s designed specifically for that and it’s typically an enamel or a porcelain repair compound. It’ll also work on fiberglass and acrylic surfaces. They’re available online; number of websites. One that has a lot of products that do this is called Surface-Repair.com and there’s a repair kit that’s a paste and there’s also sort of a nick-fix for something that’s not quite as deep. If it’s a real deep gouge; a big, deep chip, then you want to use the paste. If it’s not that deep you can use the enamel nick-fix which is more like a paint; kind of like a touch-up paint for your car. But either of those products will fix this and the idea here is to really – just to seal the surface so that the rust stops deteriorating the metal and then lifting off more of the porcelain surface.
DWIGHT: OK. Can you get that in a color?
LESLIE: It comes in several colors. It comes in tones of white; sort of like an almond, a bone. There’s like that quintessential 70s avocado green and gold and also black.
DWIGHT: Alright, well thank you very much. I will sure enough give this – look this up on the web and see if I can’t figure it out.
TOM: Alright, Dwight, good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.