Can you Reglaze a Toilet?

Tallulah Roberto

The simple answer is no. Re-glazing a toilet bowl might appear to be a simple task, but in reality replacement is the only hygienic option. Refurbishment of a bathroom adds value to a home and makes it more salable too.


Refurb or replace.
New toilets are cheap to buy.

A cracked or leaking toilet bowl is a health hazard. Designed to get rid of human waste, chips or cracks in the enamel will harbor germs and make it more difficult to clean. Leaks onto the floor will potentially allow offensive smells to build up.

Leaks and Water Supplies

Adding value to the home.

Turning off the water supply and draining the toilet system is essential when replacing a toilet. A plumber will be able to check that the pipework is in order, and ensure that the new system is the same size as old so that the joins fit properly and there are no leaks.

New Bathroom Adds Value

New is the best option.

Replacing a kitchen or bathroom is an investment and can be a main selling point in a home. Replacing the toilet is a job for a professional, or a good handyman, and should only take less than a day.