Repair Cracks in a Bathtub
LESLIE: Pat in Alaska, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?
PAT: I have older bathtubs that have large cracks; chips off of them. And I’m wondering where I could buy the paint to match it to fix it, to look better.
LESLIE: How large are large when you say large?
PAT: Oh, it’s probably just about 3 inch and narrow; it’s not that big.
LESLIE: Hmm. Because, generally, with like small chips and small, little hairline issues, there’s a product out there called Porc-a-Fix, which comes in a variety of the standard manufacturer, neutral colors like the whites and the creams. And you’re bound to find – especially if you know the manufacturer, you’re able to really match it.
But it’s kind of in a nail-polish-bottle-type situation. You have to apply it in layers; put a little bit, let it dry more, more, more and more. So it’s really not great if it’s something really large.
Now, you can have your bathtub reglazed, which a pro does. Can either take it out of the house or comes to the house and does it. It’s a stinky process but it’s very scientific, lots of different steps and it’ll last for ages and ages. It’s not as good as the original glaze but it does really well.
TOM: Pretty darn good.
PAT: Good. Where would I get the Porc-a-Fix?
TOM: Pat, you can find that product online. The website for the manufacturer is easy to remember: it’s Find-A-Fix.com and there’s a dash between that. So Find-A-Fix.com. You click on the Bathroom section and they manufacture the Porc-a-Fix.
PAT: Oh, great. That’s wonderful. Thank you.
TOM: You’re welcome. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.