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A tiny scratch, crack or chip in your bath can spoil the appearance of your beautiful bathtub. Fear not, there’s solutions out there that can help you repair bath enamel blemishes.

Off the shelf products can be handy to help rectify the issue and return your bath to its former glory, below are some handy tips on how to make the most out of them.


Clean Your Tub

First things first, you’ll need to clean your bath as thoroughly as possible. Get those cleaning products out, whether it’s a sponge or a rag, and get scrubbing bleach or a cleaning solution over the bath. Making sure to focus on the damaged area, removing any grease, loose pieces, and rust.

Before the next step make sure the surface is thoroughly dry.


Sand Away Rough Edges

Preferably using 180-grit sandpaper, sand the area around the blemish. Whether it’s a chip or scratch, the area needs to be sanded until the edges and surface are smooth.

Then ensure any excess dust has been removed.


Purchase a Bath Repair Kit

There’s a variety of bath repair kits available for you to pick up from DIY stores or online. They usually come in a putty, bottle, tube or tape format, so make sure you check the product description and customer reviews to see which would be best for your bath.


Apply the kit

Ensuring you follow the instructions of your repair product, apply the mixture to the chip or scratch, beginning in the centre and spreading the product out to the edges. You may feel the need to add more of the substance as you go or scrape off any excess that builds up.

It’s important to make sure the substance doesn’t get on your hands, skin or face; taking precautions, like wearing gloves, can help to prevent this.

Be aware that hairline cracks in ceramic surfaces cannot be repaired.


Leave and Wait

It’s time to let the mixture work its magic. Leave for at least 12 hours to dry, or the time the product instructions advise. During this time, do not allow the bathtub to get wet or damp. The kit may also require you to sand again after application to ensure a smooth surface.

After the time has elapsed, hopefully you can’t see your blemish anymore! A simple touch of paint may be required to finish the job.


Still having trouble repairing bath enamel?

Call Metro Plumb on 0808 250 9949 or find your local plumber.

Whether you have a leaky tap or shower head, problems with water temperature or water flow, our Metro Plumb engineers are experts in diagnosing and solving your bathroom worries.

1st June 2022   |    Blogs How-to guides