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Resurfacing 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 or contain bleach.  409 Cleaner or Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is preferred.  Do not leave any soap residue. Cleaner Compatability Study
  • Do not cut directly on the resurfaced area, use a cutting board.
  • Do not place any hot items on the resurfaced area.  Always use a trivet or potholder between hot items and the resurfaced area.
  • 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 resurfaced.
Call a resurfacing professional 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 coated surface.
Shake all components well before using.
If acrylic, then caulk and sand the area, then recoat.
  • 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.
Coatings will dry faster at higher temperatures. Use a slower reducer.
Check the following items:
  • Is the spray gun clean?  Contaminants may cause irregularities in the spray.
  • Is the spray gun set up properly?  Make sure the fluid settings are appropriate.
  • Is the mix ratio correct?  Check the information in the manual to ensure the correct mix ratios were used.
  • Was the technique correct?  Make sure that coating is sprayed evenly and consistently.  
Call Hawk and ask to speak to one of our technical specialists.
Yes! Many of our top coats have been tested by an independent laboratory to be safe for use on food contact surfaces. ​FDA Compliance Topcoat Study
The Sterlion™ antimicrobial additive can be incorporated into any topcoat system from Hawk. It is effective at inhibiting the growth of mildew on the coating, prevents discoloration of the coating due to mold, and prevents odor-causing bacteria on the coating. For more information, review Sterlion Antimicrobial Additive Study 
Yes, an independent third-party laboratory has tested many Hawk Topcoat Systems and rated them with a Flame Spread and Smoke Developed Classification of A or B.  For more information, visit Technical Support