So, your customer calls and says they dropped something and chipped the freshly refinished tub you did a week ago… The good thing, it is fixable and can be done without completely refinishing the tub again. Simply repair and blend!
Performing a chip repair and blend is not rocket science and you will need nothing more than a toolbox full of repair materials, a drop cloth, extension cord and Topkote’s Fade-In Edge Blender Blending Solvent. When it is done correctly, your customer shouldn’t be able to tell a repair was ever done.
So let’s get started …
1. Perform the repair.
First decide if you can simply feather sand the chip or if you need to use filler. If you need to use filler, Topkote’s Icing Filler is a great choice. If no filler is needed, feather sand the chip using 220 or 320 grit sandpaper. If filler is needed, mix the filler per instructions and fill the chip. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes and sand the filler using 80 grit sandpaper and end with 220 or 320 grit sandpaper.
2. Prime and spray.
Next, prime the repair area using Topkote’s Crosslink III or 2000 Epoxy Primer and finish using Topkote’s UR Glaze or 280 Low VOC topcoat. Let it dry for 5 minutes or so before blending.
See video below on how to perform a chip repair
Use your Fade-In Edge Blender Blending Solvent and apply it sparingly in several light and quick passes focusing on the dry edges of your painted area. If you over apply the blending solvent you will cause runs or sags at the blended edge. Let it flash for a few minutes and apply again if necessary.
Your bathtub chip repair should look as good as new!
For more information about Topkote's Fade-In Edge Blender Blending Solvent visit www.TOPKOTE.com or call 888-867-5683.