- Clean out the holes in the tile, using a nylon brush, and clean the tile face surrounding the tiles with warm water. Pat the surface dry with a clean cloth.
- Mix a small batch of auto body filler on a paper plate by mixing the hardener in with the filler material with a small putty knife, using the mixing ratio suggested by the filler manufacturer.
- Fill the holes in the ceramic tile with the auto body filler. Pack the holes firmly with the filler, using the putty knife, until you cover the holes with a slight layer of filler overflowing. Wait for the filler to dry slightly, hardening to the point that it feels rubbery to the touch.
- Cut away the excess overflowing filler, using a razor blade so that the patch created by the filler is the same level as the tile surface.
- Saturate a piece of 600-grit wet/dry sandpaper in water and then sand the patch smooth, taking care not to sand the glazed surface of the ceramic tiles.
- Mix a paint color that matches your tile, using acrylic artist's paint. Apply the paint to your patch, using a small paintbrush, and then allow the paint to dry. Sand the dried paint smooth with the wet 600-grit sandpaper to remove brush marks, then wipe the surface with a cloth to remove sanding residue.
Things You Will Need
- Nylon brush
- Auto body filler
- Paper plate
- Small putty knife
- Razor blade
- Wet/dry sandpaper, 600-grit
- Acrylic artist's paint
- Small paintbrush
- Cover the patched area with a ceramic or porcelain tile glaze to protect the paint color and match the glossy look of the rest of the tile.