How To Fix A Chip On An Enamel Stove

If something heavy hits against the enamel surface of your stove, you can end up with a nasty chip. Not only does this mar the appearance of your stove, but if the chip isn't quickly repaired you can get even more damage the next time something bumps up against that area. Fortunately, you can get everything you need to repair the chip in your stovetop at any hardware store.

Tip: If it's possible for you to remove the burners and take off the entire stove top, you should do this. Doing so will make it much easier to carry out the repair. It will also mean you can do it in your garage or in some other well ventilated location.

Step 1. Use a mixture of dish detergent and warm water to thoroughly clean the surface of your stovetop. It is essential that you remove all grease and dirt. Otherwise the appliance paint you're going to use will not fully bond to the surface. Rinse the soap residue off with clean water and allow the stovetop to dry.

Step 2. Use 400 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the damaged area. Your goal is to roughened the damaged spot slightly so that the patch you apply will adhere properly. Use a cloth to wipe off any dust.

Step 3. Following the manufacturer's instructions, mix together the two components of the resin. It's usually best to do the mixing with a couple of small craft sticks on a piece of cardboard.

Step 4. Use a craft stick to apply a little of the mixture to the chipped area on the enamel. Try to create as smooth of a surface as possible. Allow the resin to dry for half an hour.

Step 5. Use the 400 grit sandpaper again to sand down the resin patch. Wipe off the dust with a cloth.

Step 6. Cut a hole out of a piece of paper to create a stencil for painting the damaged area. Place the hole in the paper over the patched area and keep it about an inch above the enamel surface. The purpose of the paper is to prevent any of the paint you will be spraying from landing on undamaged areas of the stovetop.

Step 7. Shake a can of spray paint containing enamel appliance paint that matches the color of your stovetop. Apply two or three coats over the patched area. Wait four days for the paint and resin to completely harden before using the stovetop. Clean up the mess from your project with a vacuum fixed by a company such as All County Central Vacuum.