CHIP REPAIR ⇔ Because Accidents Happen
Bathtub chip repair. Sink chip repair. From hammers dropping into tubs, to soap dishes and towel bars falling off the wall, chips can happen in homes under construction, in homes just built, and in homes lived in for years! We've been repairing chips in bathtubs and sinks for homebuilders and homeowners across DFW for many years. Bathtub chip repair and sink chip repair are our specialties, and our minimum charge is $175.
Porcelain, Fiberglass, and Acrylic Chip Repair
The good news is just because a porcelain, fiberglass, or acrylic bathtub or sink has chips, nicks, or scratches, that doesn't necessarily mean it has to be completely refinished. What matters is where the damage is located in the fixture. If the damage is located above the water line, it can be repaired without being refinished afterwards.
However, if the damage is located below the water line, the fixture must be refinished after repair in order to seal the repair. The reason why is because repairs have exposed edges all the way around them, which makes them susceptible to lifting when under water, especially when the damage is located near the drain area where the water is coming out hard from the spout. Repairs located below the water line may eventually loosen and float away. In cases like this, we recommend refinishing, so the repair can be sealed and the work can be guaranteed.
It Takes an Expert
In most cases, professional chip repair means you won't be able to see the damage after the repair, but it takes years of experience to consistently achieve that kind of end result. In fact, that kind of precision chip repair requires an expert in color matching, too, even for white tubs, because there are many shades of white.
Matching color is a big deal. Did you know white tubs can have a gray, brown, or even yellow hue to them? Thankfully, Jim has a great eye for color. It enables him to start out with a pure white color, then tint it on-site to match the color of the fixture he is repairing.
The last step in chip repair requires an airbrush expert with a light and steady hand. After getting the color matched, it is sprayed onto the repaired damaged area and carefully feathered in to blend with the surrounding surface. Yes, there are a lot of steps to professional chip repair. If you want it done right, call me 🙂
Chip Repair Warranty
Chip Repair (if damage is located above the water line) is guaranteed for one year against defects in workmanship and material. Rust repairs are warrantied for the original repair only, because some tubs and sinks may continue to rust from the inside out. In addition, repairs on cracks caused by external factors (foundation movement or improper installation), as well as chips located below the water line, are not warrantied.
Our service areas extend to most of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Jim's home base is Colleyville, so he generally services the cities of Argyle, Bedford, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Justin, Keller, Lewisville, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westlake.
David's home base is Dallas, so he generally services the cities of Arlington, Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and Rowlett. These cities indicate our maximum travel range. Outside of these areas an additional travel charge would apply, or if Jim and David crossed areas.
Call Debbie at 817.305.0300 or email [email protected] if you're unsure whether we travel to your area without an additional travel charge, which generally ranges from $25-$50 per day.