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Question DetailsAsked on 11/25/2015

can a white toilet be glazed to match kohler sunlight

I need to replace an old kohler toilet with water efficient. the existing tub and sink are kohler sunlight which is a discontinued color. i wanted to see if I can get a new white toilet and have it glazed to match kohler sunlight

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Maybe, but don't expect a perfect match - other than bright white I don't think I have ever seen a reglaze that did not stand out as a different color or shade next to original items. Heck - even same color items made in different years look visible different commonly - it is not unusual to have to open up boxes and sort through stock to find matching shades of a color for a bathroom remodel.

PermaGlaze used to advertise that they could match any Amearican Standard or Kohler color - not sure if they mean current or historic too, but you might check their website out and if so, find a Bathtub Refinishing contractor who uses their product.

Another possibility - don't know if they still do, but American Standard and Kohler used to do custom colored products in their discontinued colors - custom order of course, but only ran (years ago since I last did this) about twice the cost of a normal run of the mill toilet - factory glazing a new product in discontinued color.

Another possibility - check out local (if in or near good sized city) second-hand plumbing and fittings dealers - might find one in good shape in the right color cheap, then pay $150 or so for a plumber to redo all the innards and seals, gaskets with a rebuild kit, then install that as you would have the new one.

Depending on how out-of-production this color is, might be uyou could find a brand new toilet in stock in the color you want with a bunch of calling or eMailing around to plumbing supply places in your area and in nearest city - or go to a plumbing supply place and ask if they have access to a dealer network they could post your want and see if anyone responds in a week or so. Some manufacturers also have a dealer eMail alert system where a dealer can post a want for an out-of-stock or out of production item that automaticlaly goes out to all dealers for that manufacturer. Course, this sort of hunting around means possibly a delay you can't tolerate.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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