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Unread 12-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #1
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best ideas for covering hole in wall tile?

hey there.
doing my bathroom renovation, I drilled my hole into the wall for hanging my frameless glass shower in the wrong spot in the first go.
anyone have tips for best materials and method to try to match to colored and glossy porcelain tile? hole is 5/16"
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Unread 12-09-2019, 05:47 PM   #2
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The old “measure once, cut twice” routine. Been there, done that.
How about some epoxy. I’ve seen many different types in various shades of grey and beige that are relatively thick, and you could add some powdered pigment to get it close. Wouldn’t need to be super strong, just as patching material.
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Unread 12-09-2019, 06:50 PM   #3
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Take a spare bit of tile, cut it up into little chunks. Carefully drain the water out of the bed and save the slush. Let it dry to a powder, and then mix it into a clear epoxy. Take some of the excess powder and dust it onto the top of the hole you've filled and press it in. That will give you a fairly good color match. This assumes the tile is a through-body colored tile, and not glazed.

Try it on a spare first to see if you like the result.
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Unread 12-09-2019, 10:47 PM   #4
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Fill with 2-part epoxy putty. Take care to smooth the putty before it hardens all the way. And use nail polish to color it.

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what kind of tile? do you have spare tiles? how clean is the hole? post a picture.
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Unread 12-11-2019, 06:18 PM   #6
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its swirly patterned glossy porcelain tile but light colored. think i'm going to go with the epoxy and paint it with nail polish technique. thanks guys.
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