Porc-A-Fix offers a simple way to repair unsightly chips, scratches, small cracks and other imperfections in porcelain tubs, sinks, toilets, tile, and porcelainized finishes on washers, dryers and kitchen appliances.
Original Porc-A-Fix touch-up glaze is the only porcelain repair product that is made in virtually all colors produced since 1929 by the major porcelain bathroom fixture and kitchen appliance manufacturers. Our VOC-Compliant, water-based formulation is available in most colors we make for original Porc-a-Fix.
In either its original or waterborne formulation, Porc-A-Fix is an easy-to-use, fast-drying, no-mix product, ready to apply. It will long retain its color and high gloss with proper use and care.
Please read all directions and warnings below prior to use.
- BEFORE YOU
- Ensure that the damaged area and surrounding surface are clean and dry - free of dust, dirt, grease, soap residue, wax and cleaners.
- Though not necessary, for a stronger bond you can carefully rough up the damaged area with the enclosed section of finishing paper (220 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper). The small cut of 1" x 3" allows fingertip sanding of small repair areas.
- For deep chips and gouges, you should first fill them with Fill-A-Fix before using Porc-A-Fix.
Shake the bottle for at least 30 seconds and allow it to sit for at least one minute prior to opening the cap. This will allow excess material on the cap or brush to roll back into the bottle. Open the cap carefully, making sure to wipe off any excess material on the lip of the bottle with a cloth.
Apply in thin layers, allowing at least one hour drying time between coats. The drying time can be decreased to several minutes by using a hand held hair dryer on the coolest setting, held at least one foot away from the repair. Use a back and forth fanning motion with the hair dryer - do not hold it stationary over one area.
Dry for 24 hours after the last layer is applied. If any brush marks remain, or if any debris has settled in the repair, sand very lightly after drying to remove these imperfections. You may use the enclosed 220-grit finishing paper, or use additional paper of similar or finer grit as you deem fit.
Finish. You may first fine-finish the repaired area with 360-600 grit silicon carbide sandpaper, to save buffing time. If you do, sand just until the glaze is smooth with the surrounding porcelain, gently to avoid sanding through the glaze. Note: for many minor repairs, sanding after the final coat may not be necessary.
Then buff the repair and surrounding area with a soft cloth and a bit of automotive polishing compound.
Clean the repaired area with a mild liquid abrasive or dishwashing liquid; we recommend this not only for the repaired area, but for the entire fixture. Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on the repaired area. This will reduce the chance of scratches from surface dirt or abrasion.
Before You Start
- If you are repairing a previously refinished
white fixture, you should order BS-1 Basic White VOC-Compliant Porc-A-Fix.
- Test the glaze in a small area first, to make sure there is no reaction between Porc-A-Fix and the tub material which might cause the refinishing material to soften or peel.
- For deep chips and gouges, you should have
Fill-A-Fix on-hand to apply before using VOC-Compliant Porc-A-Fix.
- VOC-Compliant Porc-A-Fix is a water-based acrylic paint.
- Do not take internally. Avoid eye and skin contact. Avoid prolonged inhalation of vapors.
- Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use and out of the reach of children.
- As with any paint product, wear protective glasses and gloves if possible, to reduce chances of eye and skin contact. Paint is an eye irritant and may cause skin irritation or rash with prolonged contact.
- INGESTION: Drink one or two glasses of water to dilute. Do not induce vomiting unless directed by a physician. Get medical attention immediately.
- INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention if breathing problems persist.
- EYE CONTACT: If you get Porc-A-Fix in your eyes, immediately flush eyes with large amounts of fresh warm water for fifteen minutes. If any irritation persists, get medical attention.
- SKIN CONTACT: Wash affected area with warm water and soap. VOC-Compliant Porc-A-Fix is water-soluble. Rinse until residue is removed.
VOC-Compliant Porc-A-Fix is water-based. It should not need to be thinned for use, but you can thin it or clean up residue with fresh water.
Contents of Kit
- One ½ ounce bottle of VOC-Compliant Porc-A-Fix touch-up glaze in the matching OEM color you purchased.
- One brush-tip applicator (inside cap)
- Two sections of finishing paper (220 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper)
- Complete instructions
Porc-A-Fix has been around a long time, but in case you’re new to us, or just like word games, Porc is spoken with a soft ‘C’.
So the ‘C’ in Porc-A-Fix is not pronounced as a ‘K’ as in “pork, the other white meat”; as it is with “Cake and cactus with your cup of cold cappucino, comrade?”
‘Porc’ is pronounced ‘Porce’_as we speak force, horse, morse and nurse; source and course; coarse and hoarse, divorce, deforce, endorse and remorse, resource, dicourse, recourse and concourse.
It’s pronounced Porcelain-A-Fix
because that’s just what it does!