Kitchen sinks are subjected to sometimes excessive wear and tear on an almost daily basis. Since we use them daily, it’s not at all uncommon for them to become cracked, stained, chipped, rusty, and worse. Bathroom sinks rarely fare any better. Even ceramic sinks are very vulnerable to developing rust or chips or cracks.
Unfortunately, replacing a kitchen sink is a very expensive not to mention time consuming process. But if the condition of your sink has gotten bad and it needs to be replaced in your mind, another option that you can turn to instead will be to have it reglazed or resurfaced. You can save literally thousands of dollars by doing this.
To put this into perspective, while you can expect to spend thousands of dollars and several days of your time on having a sink replaced, with simply reglazing it or refinishing it, the process can be accomplished in under twenty four hours and for only a fraction of the price.
What Are The Basic Steps To Refinishing A Sink?
The basic procedure that Hoffman Estates Bathtub Refinishing will use for refinishing your sink is as follows. First, we will prepare and clean the sink for refinishing by removing all dust, grime, and other contaminants. We’ll also place plastic sheeting around the countertops and the floors to avoid creating a mess in your home.
Next, we will sand down the old finish, as the old finish always need to be removed before we can add a new ones. The entire old finish will be stripped off, and then furthermore we will sand down the surface to create as smooth of a sink as possible, which will make it easier for installing the new finish.
Next, we will need to fix any issues in regards to imperfections, chips, and cracks in the sink. These will need to be addressed before we can add the primer and the new surface and coat.
Once the cracks and chips have been taken care of in the sink, we will proceed to apply a primer to the surface. Once it has dried, we will then add on several layers of refinishing coating, and allow each previous layer to dry before we add a new one. Next, we will add a sealant coat, which will wrap up the application process before we can formally reglaze the sink.
We prefer to use a spray on acrylic resin, and it’s applied the same way spray primer would be applied. We’ll then wrap up with a polyurethane coating. Then, we can reapply the caulk to ensure the proper durability of the sink over the long term.
If applied correctly, your refinished sink should not need more refinishing or reglazing or anything like that for at least another ten years.