Frequently Asked Questions about Porc-A-Fix and Related Products
Can you mail me a color chart?
No, sorry but we do not have a printed color chart. Here is a link to a very helpful site with colors from different plumbing vendors that you can filter. So if you know the manufacturer of your item this is a great resource. This site sells toilet seats but the color matching tool they use is helpful in identifying vintage colors.
Please note: Colors on a website or printed from a website can vary drastically from the actual color of the item due to monitor and printer settings.
None of these is the manufacturer of my item. Help!
Color-matched glazes can be created 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 Email us for details.
Can I email you a picture of my chipped item for you to identify the color for me?
No. Colors on a computer screen can vary drastically from the actual color of the item due to ambient light, flash, monitor and printer settings. We are not able to identify colors accurately using photos sent to us.
My chipped sink is white. Which white do I choose?
All whites are not the same! Each manufacturer uses a different shade of white. So knowing the manufacturer of your sink (or tub or toilet) is going to be the key to getting the correct white.
I don’t know the manufacturer of my sink (or tub or toilet). How do I figure that out?
Look underneath your sink to see if there is a manufacturer name, or a number, or letters, or a combination.
If you have a matching toilet, look on the inside of the toilet tank lid to see if there is a name, or some identifying letters or numbers, or a combination of these. Email them to us and we can help you identify the manufacturer and color.
If you don’t have a matching toilet and there are no names, numbers, or letters on the underside of your sink, go to your local hardware store and pick up some paint sample cards in the color of your chipped item. Match the color as closely as possible and send your paint sample card to us at Historic Houseparts, Inc. 540 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Include the following information: Your name, shipping address, phone number, and email address. We’ll contact you with a color suggestion.
My chip is pretty big. How do I fix it?
For deep chips and gouges, you should have Fill-A-Fix on-hand to apply before using Porc-A-Fix as the top coat. Porc-A-Fix will match the color of your fixture to complete the repair.
My tub was refinished. Which white do I use?
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 that might cause the refinishing material to soften or peel.
I got some porc-a-fix on my floor. How do I clean it up?
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 precautions suggested by its manufacturer.
What’s included in the kit?
- One ½ 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
Do you have the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product?
Yes we do, that can be seen here.
Additional MSDS can be found here: