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Question DetailsAsked on 3/6/2017

Searching for old school d. brown toilet and sink. Is reglazing another set possibie? If so, who does it?

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Reglazing is possible, but likely more expensive than new unless you have an odd shape requirement that does not come in brown. Companies like Rebath do it - also some fixture and appliance restoration companies.

Many dark chocolate or coffee brown toilets and sinks are available (more so in the sinks than the toilets, but Kohler is one brand I know has several shades of brown in toilets too) - just google - dark brown sink - or - dark kbrown toilet to see examples.

Of course, other alternative is to go with an old toilet - there are a number of bathroom fixture companies out there that sell retro and old-school fixtures, including the many variations of brown that American Standard and a few other companies used to make. Course, unless you live in a big city (especially east of the Mississippi, where dark fixtures were more popular) you may be looking at pretty substantial shipping cost - and make sure the shipment is insured against breakage.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


I wish Kohler sold them, but unfortunately nothing that I can find anywhere in dark brown. I found only one modern product (Dune), but nothing that was the shiny dark, old one I am looking for and no need for a specific size or shape. I have tried recycling stores, posting on craigs list and am coming up empty. That why I thought reglazing might be a possibility. Thanks for your good suggestion though on where to try and your tip re shipping!

Answered 3 years ago by ysmehmet


Hmmm - try googling for "brown toilet" or "brown sink" - you will find links and a lot of images of current brown toilets and sinks - dark and mil chocolate, dark coffee (a brownish black), and several called brown which I would call beige - but they are out there. I know I have seen Kohler and Lux and maybe other brands at Home Depot and other box stores which are dark brownor brownish black - so might be you need to either do an in-depth web search at box store sites like Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, etc - and such online sites as Plumbers Supply and and Wayfair and such.

Check Sears and JC Penneys too - they used to carry a lot of colored bathroom fixtures, but I have not been in one in a decade or so so maybe not any longer. Also Bed, Bath and Behyond - they carry sinks, don't know about toilets. Might even check your local Habitat For Humanity recycle store if there is one in your area - sometimes they get odd closeout things in from builders and stores.

Also google for Plumbing Supply distributors in your area and call them (or go by to see) what they have - the wholesale places, though for items like this they will commonly sell to the public too.

And yes - reglazing is possible - of a new one or a retro recycled one.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


I'd be happy to pay you a $100 finder's fee if you can find me a dark brown old toilet that I am able to buy. I can't find one anywhere.

Answered 3 years ago by ysmehmet

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