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Repairing two small holes left by screws in kitchen tile backsplash

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06-07-17, 07:42 PM   #1  
Repairing two small holes left by screws in kitchen tile backsplash

The previous owner of my home screwed a magnetic bar to hold knives into the tile backsplash behind my oven. Is there anyway to repair the holes that would not require replacing the tile? I've seen repairs in tile using silicone caulking a a bit of paint to touch up, but given this is the wall behind my oven, I'm at a loss given the heat factor. Unfortunately, I have no extra tiles, so I'd have to redo the entire kitchen, which isn't an option at this point.


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06-07-17, 09:39 PM   #2  
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White silicone would be a perfect choice. The heat would not affect the silicone.
Applied carefully it should be minimally visible.

True silicone caulk can't be painted.

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06-08-17, 03:11 AM   #3  
A pic of the tile/holes would give us a better idea of what would work best.

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06-08-17, 03:20 AM   #4  
Matching the grout is a way to blend in holes and imperfections. Go to a tile store and pick up some grout color charts and see if you can get a good match. Or, see if there is an area say under the upper cabinets where you can break off a chunk of grout and bring it with you for color match. It most likely is unsanded grout.

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