Tips for Paintinig Porcelain
LESLIE: In New York, New York you can find The Money Pit on WABC like Joe does. How can we help?
JOE: Is there a transparent paint with an r value and if so, what is the name of the manufacturer?
TOM: There is a – there’s a paint called Radiance that is a low-e paint. And – it’s not a transparent paint. It’s basically a regular paint. But it has a low-e factor to it. These low-e coatings are starting to gain popularity. The concept is that if you put it on your walls it helps keep the heat inside the room that’s being heated. And that one’s been out for a long time. And again, it’s called Radiance.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. R paint.
JOE: Is there a paint that can endure, for many years, below the water line; as in a commode.
LESLIE: To paint the inside of the toilet tank?
TOM: You want to paint the inside of a toilet tank? Well, an epoxy paint would work. Like a garage floor paint is an epoxy paint and there are others. And also a marine paint would probably work as well.
Can I ask why you want to paint the inside of your toilet tank?
JOE: Because part of the porcelain on the inside of the commode has worn away.
TOM: Really? I’ve never seen worn away porcelain. So you want to build it up?
JOE: Yes, sir.
TOM: Well, I’ll tell you, what I have used to repair toilet tanks that have cracked is a two-part epoxy. So I would mix the epoxy up and use that to patch the area that’s worn away. I wouldn’t use a paint.
JOE: Oh, I see. OK. I thank you very, very kindly for your help.
TOM: You’re very welcome. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.