Fall is here, which means the holidays are quickly approaching! Chances are, you are already getting started on your home improvement list before guests appear at your door with good tidings of great joy. It also means that it’s time to finally figure out what you do about your chipped bath tub or sink. Luckily, there are many easy and cost-effective ways to fix the problem and still meet your mother-in-law’s standards.
Do Your Prep Work
Before you get started, take a trip to the hardware store and purchase an epoxy repair kit. This should have everything you need to fix a chipped bath tub or sink inside. You should also purchase some fine-grit sandpaper to finish the job. Before you actually start on the repair, you should take the time to thoroughly clean and dry the affected area and smooth it over with sandpaper. If possible, avoid using the chipped bath tub or sink for the 24 hours before the repair so that the area is completely dry.
Using the directions on the epoxy repair kit, mix the solution up. If you have a bigger repair on your hands, you should only mix a small portion of the epoxy at a time. You will need to apply multiple thin layers to fix your chipped sink, so take your time. Use a small, fine paintbrush or toothpick to apply a thin layer of epoxy to the affected area. Follow manufacturer directions on dry time, continue applying coats as needed, and allow the sink or tub to sit for at least 24 hours before touching it.
Finish the Job
The last steps to restore your chipped bath tub or sink to new condition are simple. Grab your sandpaper and gently sand down the surface so that the epoxy is even with the surrounding area. If your sink or tub is not white, the shade that many epoxy kits come in, you may need to use enamel paint to color-match the chipped area to the rest of the fixture.
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