Thursday, April 27, 2006

Do they make band-aids for tubs?

We took a four month hiatus from the remodel because we were just tired of all the dust and such but now we are back at it. Dan demolished the guest bathroom and he and Mr. Heckendorf, our contractor and a friend, were working feverishly getting the new tub, walls, and vanity in. They were almost finished when a rather unfortunate accident happened; Mr. Heckendorf knocked over his four foot level and it chipped the enamel on the side of the tub. You can just see it on the edge of the tub in the photo on the left.

I called the tub company and they are sending a "patch kit." Mr. Heckendorf bought a new tub and wants to pull everything out. I'm for waiting until we try the patch. I'll be the only one who knows it's there but he's being stubborn.

What would you do?
More bathroom photos


  1. SOmething similar happened when I was having a house built - on the last day of work in the bathroom (two days before I was due to move in) a worker dropped something in the bath and chipped it.

    It was in a much worse position - right where water from the tap hit the tub. I could have demanded they replace the tub but this would have cost the bbuilder quite a bit and I have no doubt he would have paid me back by making me wait a long time. I couldn't take the stress and went for the patch option.

    In my case, it didn't work because the water would wash the patch away. In you case (based on my experience) I think it would work. You are right - nobody but you would know it's there.

  2. If it's chipped...replace it. I, too, a similar experience and regretted not replacing it (but it wasn't bad until a few years later. I learned.