Flattner offers a simple way to adjust and reduce sheen.
Please read all directions and warnings below prior to use.
- BEFORE YOU
For all repairs, make sure area is completely clean, dry and free from loose material or dust. If there is rust, remove rust until area is free from any particles and apply Corrode-A-Fix before proceeding with any repair. If rust is not neutralized completely it will return. A dust mask should be worn during sanding step of any product.
Once the factory seal is broken, shelf life is limited due to external factors and cannot be guaranteed. FIXTURE-FIX products are intended for a one time use but, if stored in ideal conditions, further applications may be available. Wipe the top of the bottle and the inside of the cap before closing.
For deep chips and gouges, you should first fill them with Fill-A-Fix before using Porc-A-Fix.
Shake the bottle of Flattner well. Use Flattener to reduce sheen.
Apply touch-up glaze, using the brush-top applicator with thin coats.
Apply. A 1-to-1 ratio will render product completely flat. Use less Flattener to retain some sheen. Do not adjust the entire bottle. Pour some of the contents out of the bottle in a paper cup and adjust that. Allow a very small amount of flatter to adjust, let it roll off the brush cap into the cup of material being adjusted to achieve required sheen.
Finish. Taping off repair area can be helpful to avoid scuffing of undamaged areas. In between thin coats, lightly sand damaged area only, with supplied 600 wet and dry sandpaper, until smooth. Avoid sanding undamaged areas. Repeat until damaged area is covered. It is not necessary to sand the last coat.
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.
Porc-A-Fix, Tile-A-Fix (Flattner) and Laminate-Fix colors can be adjusted by using another color of same product. Do not adjust the entire bottle. If you lighten or darken too much, then you have no other material to use. Pour some of the contents out of the bottle in a paper cup and adjust that. Allow a very small amount of the color being used to adjust, to roll off the brush cap into the cup of material being adjusted. The color will darken as it dries.
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!
We create color-matched glazes for most colors of kitchen and bath fixtures - old or new - from the fixture manufacturers/designers listed below:
Admiral, American Standard, Artesian, Bootz, Borg Warner, Briggs, Caloric, Crane, Eljer-Murray, Geberit, General Electric, Gerber, Julien, Kilgore, Kohler, Mansfield, Nationaline, Niagara, Norris, Peerless, Rheem-Richmond, Rohl (Shaws and Allia), Tappan, Toto, Universal-Rundle, Villeroy & Boch, Vintage Tub & Bath, Westinghouse, Whitehaus Collection