If your porcelain sink looks faded or you want another color, add a new coat of paint. A fresh coat of paint updates the sink without the hassle and cost of replacement.
Porcelain is a durable surface but age, dirt, and hard water buildup can cause it to fade, making it look unsightly and unclean. Follow this guide to paint your porcelain sink.
Prepare to Paint the Sink
To paint the porcelain sink, gather:
Keep a window open or a fan running to ventilate the room. Remove items from the sink, and wipe the surface with a household cleaner to remove soap scum. Moisten a clean rag in denatured alcohol, and wipe the residue from the cleaner off the surface. Let the surface dry or dry it with a towel.
Repair and Sand the Sink
Before you paint, inspect the surface for chips and cracks. Sand the surface, clean the dust, and make the filler from the kit or epoxy solution on a paper plate or piece of cardboard according to instructions. Coat the toothpick or razor blade with the mixture, and spread it on the damage.
Let the filler cure, then use the fine-grit sandpaper to remove extra epoxy. Some damaged areas may need more than one layer of epoxy. Wipe dust with a rag.
Sand the entire surface using the palm sander and medium-grit sandpaper. Palm sanders aren't required but they create a more even surface. Clean the dust, and repeat sanding with fine-grit sandpaper.
Prime and Paint the Sink
Lay masking tape or painter's tape around trims, drains, and fixtures you don't want to paint, and spread newspapers or plastic over the floor to keep materials from dripping on it.
Wipe moisture from the surface with a towel. Consider blocking off the sink to keep it from being used, since it commonly needs seven days to cure.
Brush a thin layer of primer on the surface in one direction to avoid brush strokes, and let it dry. Apply another coat, if needed, and let it dry.
Brush the paint on the sink, in the same manner, and let each layer dry.To protect the paint, add a layer of sealant or two to three topcoats.
If this isn't something you feel confident doing yourself, reach out to a painting service.Share
27 April 2018
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