Porcelain Touch-Up Glaze
Porc-A-Fix offers a simple way to repair unsightly chips, scratches, small cracks and other imperfections in porcelain tubs, sinks & toilets; porcelainized finishes on washers, dryers & kitchen appliances, or tile (porcelain, granite and marble).
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
Porc-A-Fix is an easy to use, fast-drying, no-mix product, ready to apply. With proper application, use and care, the repair will long retain its color and high gloss.
Please read all directions and warnings below prior to use.
How to Pronounce "Porc-A-Fix"
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 Norse; source and course; coarse and hoarse, divorce, deforce, endorse and remorse, resource, discourse, recourse and concourse.
It's pronounced Porcelain-A-Fix - because that's just what it does!
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- Contents of Kit
- Product Precautions
- Before You Start
- Application Instructions
- Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Contents of Kit
- One half-ounce bottle of 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
- Contains naptha and mineral spirits.
- Do not take internally. Avoid eye and skin contact. Avoid prolonged exposure to vapors.
- Keep bottle well closed (when not in use) and out of the reach of children.
- Until dry, Porc-A-Fix is flammable - store and use away from heat, sparks or open flames.
- Use in a well ventilated area.
- As with any paint product, wear protective glasses and rubber or neoprene 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. Get medical attention.
- SKIN CONTACT: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash affected skin thoroughly with warm water and soap. Rinse thoroughly with fresh warm water for at least five minutes or until all residue is removed. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Wash affected clothing before reuse.
- Porc-A-Fix should not need to be thinned for use, but you can thin it or clean up residue with acetone.
- Acetone (the primary ingredient in nail polish remover) is flammable, can burn or irritate skin, and can be harmful if ingested or inhaled. Follow all appropriate cautions suggested by its manufacturer.
Before You Start
- If you are repairing a previously refinished
white fixture, you should order BS-1 Basic White 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 Porc-A-Fix.
- Ensure that the damaged area and surrounding surface are clean and dry - free of dust, dirt, grease, soap residue, wax or cleaners.
- Though not necessary, for a stronger bond you can (carefully) rough up the damaged area with the enclosed finishing paper (220 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper). The small cut (1" x 3") allows more selective 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 (similar or finer grit) paper 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.
For routine cleaning of the repaired area, use 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.