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06/24/03


Repairing Porcelain Enamel



Modern porcelain enamel can be chipped but only with a very hard blow that bends the base metal.

Damaged porcelain enamel fixtures and appliances can be repaired, with do-it-yourself-kits, or by professionals who do the best, most lasting repairs. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Porcelain Repair". A special type of paint is used, as porcelain enamel itself must be baked on under very hot temperatures, so it will not be as durable as the original porcelain enamel surface. Never attempt such repair on utensils used for preparing or cooking food.

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This article was written by Anne Field, Extension Specialist, Emeritus, with references from the Porcelain Enamel Institute.

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