How to Repair a Porcelain Sink
When a porcelain sink is first installed, it looks incredibly beautiful. As time goes by, however, that beauty begins to fade as the bowl begins to scratch and collect dings or nicks. Knowing how to repair a porcelain sink can add life to this fixture while improving its aesthetic value in the process. Here's what you've got to do.
1. Make Sure The Sink Is Dry And Clean.
Any dust or debris is going to make the repair difficult. Make sure the entire sink, not just the repair area, is free from moisture.
2. Sand Around The Damaged Spot.
Lightly sand the damaged area so that the repair materials can take hold and seal a proper bond. Make sure to remove any dust from the sink before proceeding to the next step. If you just have surface scratches that need to be repaired, then skip to step #5.
3. Mix Up Your Ceramic Filler.
Most home improvement stores will have ceramic filler that can be applied to the repair area. Mix up the filler and then apply it to the affected area. You'll want to cover the deep scratch or nick in the porcelain so that it becomes flush with the surface once again. Allow the filler to dry.
4. Create a Flush Surface.
Once the filler has dried, you'll need to sand it smooth to create a flush, even surface. If there were air bubbles in the filler that created gaps in your repair so the surface isn't even, then repeat step #3. Be sure to remove dust from the filler from the sink without using water before proceeding to the next step.
5. Paint The Repair Area.
Using a ceramic paint, carefully apply with gentle strokes to the affected repair area. Make sure to cover the area completely on the first coat and allow to dry. Drips or spills can be cleaned up with acetone. If a second coat of paint is required after the first coat dries, then repeat this step until the sink looks like it has been fully repaired. Knowing how to repair a porcelain sink can save homeowners a lot of time and money. Collect your supplies needed and then follow these steps to create a seamless repair that will make your sink look brand new.
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