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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful.
A quality product, but patience and skill required for best results
With Sheffield's Porcelain Filler and Repair, it is possible to repair (and even almost conceal) scratches and chips in porcelain surfaces. But, to obtain the best results, you will need a certain amount of artistic talent.
Be aware that this Porcelain Filler is a liquid, somewhat like heavy cream in appearance and viscosity. Obviously, it is considerably easier to apply it to horizontal surfaces than to vertical surfaces. In fact, to employ it on vertical surfaces, you will need to go beyond the instructions provided. It might be possible to use it on vertical surfaces by taping a flat piece of plastic over the damaged area, pouring the filler between the plastic and the porcelain (perhaps directing it with another piece of plastic), and then removing the plastic after allowing several hours for the filler to polymerize. The resulting patch could then be sanded and covered with touch-up paint. I have not experimented with this technique, but it might work.
Here are some suggestions for working with Sheffield's Porcelain Filler: (1) Fabricate a bottle holder. (I attached an empty spice bottle to a piece of scrap plywood.) Place the filler bottle in this holder--otherwise, the filler bottle can easily tip over. (2) If possible, keep the damaged area level--otherwise the filler will simply flow out of it. (3) Be patient. Even with small chips, multiple applications of filler may be required. Apply the filler drop by drop with a toothpick or some similar implement. Try to keep the filler in the damaged area. Once it hardens, the filler can be filed or sanded; but to do this will diminish (or destroy) the gloss of the filler and perhaps also the surrounding area. (4) Touch-up paint can cover evidence of sanding and match the color of the repair with that of the surrounding area. Sheffield manufactures 10 shades of touch-up paint . None of them may exactly match the color of the repaired item; but, as another reviewer has suggested, mixing different touch-up colors may yield the desired color. Note that the filler is of about the same shade as much table ware, so touching up may not be needed. (5) If possible, practice repairing some less obvious damage before working on highly visible chips.
With patience and practice, you can get good results with this product.
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful.
Works great as filler
By Amazon Customer
SHake it well before use and it covers chips, even medium size ones, very well. It is not super white, more of a off white color, but since it needs to be cover anyway is not an issue. I actually also botuht here in amazon the krylon white ceramic paint pen/brush and that matched the white of the sink I covered with this product. This 2 product together are much better than the 2 part mix & refrigerate epoxy home depot or lowes sale (those are messy and complicated to use). This the Sheffield and the Krylon finish cover are open the bottle and use.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful. See all 126 customer reviews...
Filled a hole in a sink easily!
By Kimberly Mauro
I'm the first one to admit that I had no idea what I was doing with this and I am a clutz. When I opened up my cabinet above my bathroom sink one day, and one of my glass perfumes fell out and completely chipped and cracked my sink. I have posted the before picture and now I have posted the after picture. Because it is a whole and not just a crack, it did take a few days to completely fill it in. I also put tape behind the hole in order to fill it in properly. Once the hole was filled in I waited two days and I sanded it down. These pictures are before and after. I have not yet put on the porcelain paint on top of this so the cream color that is seen in the second photo is where the hole was and is filled in. So far it has been a couple of weeks and the repair kit has held up perfectly. I use this thing with hot and cold water and I am very satisfied with this purchase. If I ever have another crack in porcelain again, this is the product that I'm going to go to.