hairline cracks in ceramic tile


Old 02-17-00, 06:11 AM
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In my dining room I have an oak and ceramic tile tabletop. Two of my tiles have hairline cracks running through most of the tile. Is there anything out on the market that can possibly be used to repair them? My other concern is the pattern i chose for this table is now discontinued, and i have no excess tiles to use as replacements. What is my other alternatives? I love my table and don't want to have to purchase another one! Can you help me.
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Old 02-17-00, 11:09 PM
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You can make a crack filler with epoxy, whiting and epoxy colors if necessary. The whiting can be purchased at a paint store. Epoxy (almost any hardware store or home center). Epoxy colors (plastics supply store).

It will take a few experiments to find the right combination of colors and the amount of whiting. Use 5 or 10 minute epoxy. Once found, clean the area with acetone, fill the crack using a tooth pick or similar tool, and before the epoxy dries, clean the excess with acetone.
Old 09-08-04, 03:17 PM
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worked great!

I had dropped a can of peas in the kitchen creating a goodly-sized hole in my light beige ceramic tile. I took your advice and used epoxy to fill the hole. The person at the home supply store suggested I use Whiteout (as in repairing typed pages) to lighten the epoxy as I mixed the A and B parts.

It worked great - I can hardly see where the damage was. Thanks so much!

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