Refinishing FAQ

Spraying will trigger the smoke alarms. Remove smoke alarms and place outside of the spraying area.  If removing the smoke alarms is not possible, keep fans in the work area and keep air flowing.
Use cleaners that are not abrasive.  409 Cleaner or Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is preferred.  Do not leave any soap residue.
  • Do not cut directly on the refinished surface.  Use a cutting board.
  • Do not place any hot items on the refinished surface.  Always use a trivet or potholder between hot items and the refinished surface.
  • Do not put any solvents or dyes on the surface.  Dyes will stain the coating.

Allow the area to dry and the spot should return to normal.  If spot does not return to normal after the area is dry, the surface will need to be sanded and refinished.
Call a professional refinisher as soon as possible or the damage will worsen with time.
Yes, a leaky faucet may damage the surface. Call a plumber to fix the leak.
Use a paper towel to soak the excess water. Dry using air hose and smooth the paint surface.
Shake all components well before using.
If acrylic caulk, sand the area and repaint.
  • Stop and use a razor to cut the masking.  Mix a small amount of Part A (resin) and Part B (catalyst) and use a paint brush to touch up the area.
  • If using StoneFlecks Ultra Multicolor Finish, use a small brush to touch up the area.
Ensure good air flow in the work area.  Use Moisture Extractor on the taping area or use a small hair dryer to remove excess moisture.
Paint will dry faster at higher temperatures. Use a slower reducer.
Check the following items:
  • Is the spray gun clean?  Paint contaminants may cause irregularities in the spray.
  • Is the spray gun set up properly?  Make sure the correct fluids settings are appropriate.
  • Is the mix ratio correct?  Check the information in this manual to ensure that the correct mix ratios were used.
  • Was the technique correct?  Make sure that paint is sprayed evenly and consistently.  
Call Hawk and ask to speak to one of our technical specialists.