How To Fill A Chip In Vitreous Enamel On An Aga Range Cooker With Our Enamel Chip Repair Kit
A series of pictures to talk you through, and show you how to fill a chip in your vitreous enamel.
The paints are available in 8 colours, 'The Classics' as you might call them, our survey revealed that these colours are the most widely 'chosen' tonesfor Aga range cookers. Unfortunately at this time other shades are not available.
The Black can be used ANYWHERE on your enamel, the colours however are limited to areas that do not exceed 60℃, so not be be used on the hob or lid area.
Hopefully these snapshots of Ian carefully taking you through the process will help, it really is a very satisfying job and will stop your eyes being drawn towards that 'pesky chip'!
You may need -
- A small filling knife
- A good cleaning kitor safe cleaning stuff!
- A flat disposable surface to mix the filler on
- A damp lint free cloth
- A mask (paint is high VOC)
- Eye protection
Our 'Pesky Chip' - This top had taken a bashing before it came back to us to be re-enamelled, giving us the perfect opportunity to show you what to do. It is important at this starting stage to have all your 'tools' in place, and that the chip area is free of debris.
You'll need the chip area spotlessly clean for an effective repair. Our heavy duty cleaning kit makes for the easiest possible job!
After you have thoroughly removed all grease and debris, dry the area. Use a hairdryer, blows away any lint and dust too!
Now prepare the filler following the packaging instructions.
Use your filling blade, (or old credit card!), to fill the chip.
Immediately wrap your damp cloth around your index finger and smooth it over the chip. Leave a little recess, a tiny amount to allow for the layer of paint, otherwise your repair will 'stand proud' of the surface. You can always do two layers of paint - harder to remove the filler.
Allow to dry for 2-3 hours more than the packet advises.
Shake your paint stick well, lightly coat your brush, gently remove any excess.
Lightly dab on your paint, to fill the slight recess that you left. Go with a 'less is more' attitude, hard to take away, easy to add. Touch dry in 3-4 hours, fully dry for a re-coat in 24.
You can use the paint and filler combined on flat surfaces, chipped brackets and rounded surfaces are slightly little trickier to fill, so we would advise just using paint on these areas. Unless you are feeling arty, and willing to sculpt the filling material into the area!
We hope that this helps, and remember we are always on the end of the phone(weekdays, when we are not in the garden or walking Alfie!)