Screw hole in tile repair?

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-03-08, 09:12 AM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 21
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Screw hole in tile repair?

There is a heavy duty "grab bar" in my shower that I would like to remove. How do I repair the screw holes that will be left when I take it off. This is a 1948 home so getting a replacement tile is impossible. Are there colored epoxys that I can mix to fill and hide the holes?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-03-08, 09:39 AM
Bud Cline's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Central Nebraska
Posts: 1,296
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
You'll never hide the holes.
 
  #3  
Old 03-03-08, 09:54 AM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,113
Received 3 Votes on 3 Posts
Bud's right (as usual), you'll never hide them.

Had the same kind of issue when I put a new shower door in my place. Moved it out about 2 inches on the curb, to gain some much needed room inside. That left me with 3 holes on each end. Wound up using some clear plastic hole/screw covers from the hardware store. Good bead of similar color caulk in the hole, insert cover, wiped off excess, duct tape over til the caulk cured.

Yes, still visible, but not as noticable as a hole completely caulked in the wrong color, and the holes are sealed, and theres enuf room to turn around in the shower now.
 
  #4  
Old 03-03-08, 05:04 PM
H
Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 3,521
Received 8 Votes on 8 Posts
If its in the shower, best you'll be able to do there is fill the holes with a grout or caulk that matches the color of the tile. It wont look great.

This 180 seconds between posts thing is killing me. WHY WHY WHY
 
  #5  
Old 03-03-08, 05:46 PM
connie's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 979
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I'm going to suggest you chip out those two tiles...and then a couple more. Then go find some accent tiles you like and install them. (If you really want it to look like you planned it that way, do a couple on the other two walls as well. You'll look like a fashionista and it still beats the heck out of replacing all or filling with caulk. (Tacky!)

And HJ- just don't read so fast
 
  #6  
Old 03-03-08, 08:52 PM
doerf003's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 43
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Steal tiles

We had this come up in another project and we were able to steal some tiles from, of all places, behind the wall mirror! The entire area behind the mirror was tiled, the whole bathroom basically. Maybe this isn't going to work for you, but thought I'd throw it out.

Another idea is if you want to spend some $$ you can probably get a custom tile maker to match the existing for you...
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: