Most homes have tile damage and most homeowners think that when cracks or chips appear the only way to fix the damage is to replace the tile.
The truth is, there is an easy way to repair hairline cracks, deep cracks, chips, and gouges in all types of tiles including ceramic, porcelain, granite, marble and stone.
With MagicEzy’s pre-colored Tile Fix, it’s easy to fix even the finest hairline cracks or if you have deeper damage, use MagicEzy’s structural grade 9 Second Chip Fix to firstly fill the area then after you’ve allowed the repair to dry for an hour or two, apply the appropriate shade of Tile Fix as a glossy topcoat.
MagicEzy Tile Fix comes in common tile colours including clear, white, metallic white, honey beige, red beige, chocolate, black, blue, yellow, gold, burgundy, and red.
Step1 – Clean the Damaged Area
For Tile Fix to strongly adhere it’s important that the surface is free of dirt and grease.
First – remove any ground-in grime or dirt that has been wedged inside the crack or chip. The easiest way to do that is to use a needle to scrape the repair.
Second – scrub the damaged area using a nail brush along with two drops of dishwashing detergent mixed with a cup of water.
Step 2 – Fill the damaged area
MagicEzy has two products that repair tile damage. For cracks use Tile Fix. For wider cracks or deep chips, use MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix first then, for a glossy, color-matched look, apply the matching color of Tile Fix.
Before applying Tile Fix, shake the tube rapidly for two minutes This will loosen the product and ensure it is mixed well.
Next – ensure that the area you want to repair is approximately body temperature. This provides the ideal environment for the repair to adhere and also dry quickly. If it’s colder than body temperature, heat it up for a few minutes using a hairdryer.
Step 3 – Apply the repair
Open the tube and apply one drop into the crack or if you’re using 9 Second Chip Fix, use enough to overfill the chipped area.
Step 4 – Achieve a smoothly levelled repair
This is the step that determines whether or not your repair will be visible to the eye. The more level the surface, the more invisible it appears regardless of whether the color is a perfect match.
MagicEzy has made it easy for you to produce a level repair by including a built-in levelling device at the end of the tube.
So – once you’ve applied Tile Fix to the damaged area, rotate the tube 180o. Rapidly wipe the repaired area 10 times. This thins out the product and pushes it further into the damaged area.
Once Tile Fix starts feels tacky, clean the levelling device with a tissue and wipe away the smears.
Repeat the process until all smears have disappeared.
If, on the other hand, you’re using 9 Second Chip Fix, the levelling process is a little different. Simply wipe the repaired area once with the levelling device built into the tube. Next – clean the level with a tissue and wipe away any remaining smears. Repeat the process until all smears have disappeared.
Step 5 – Dry the surface using a hairdryer
Once you’ve completed the levelling process, it’s now time to dry the repair using a hairdryer for approximately two minutes. The repair should be touch dry in approximately two hours.
Step 6 – Recoat
Once two hours have passed and Tile Fix has partially dried, it’s time to recoat the surface to address any shrinkage that may have occurred.
Step 7 – Match the Gloss Level
Different tiles are finished with different levels of gloss. MagicEzy Tile Fix dries to a gloss finish.
If you’d prefer a matte finish, all you need to do is tap the repair with a glove using a feather touch level of pressure until it looks matte.
You can buy a Tile Fix Starter Kit which contains four base colors that make it easy for you to blend together so you can achieve a perfect color match. You can buy Tile Fix and the 9 Second Chip Fix on Amazon.com