How To Reglaze A Sink (Step by Step Guide)

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What do you do when you have plenty of time, with nothing much to do? Travel, catch a movie, read?

Well, for me, DIY projects work best.

Don’t get me wrong, all these hobbies are a great way to unwind, but imagine getting into an activity that helps you save some money and time while at it?

That’s DIYing for you.

Remember a while ago when you engaged a professional to unclog, repair or reglaze your sink?

You’d have done it yourself and saved up that money for your next trip or to purchase groceries.

Are you thinking about reglazing your sink soon?

Well, read through because I’ve prepared a step-by-step guide on how I reglazed mine following advice from professional glazers and some common sense, and without a doubt, you can DIY yours too.

Step 1: Gather All Supplies Required for the Process

For this process, you’ll require rags, masking paper, steel wool, acrylic spray primer, 180-grit sandpaper, epoxy spray paint, metal-etching spray primer, and trisodium phosphate cleanser (see the difference between epoxy and glue).

No need to worry. This process is pretty straightforward and safe.

Step 2: Sink Cleaning

Apply some trisodium phosphate to a piece of cloth, then use it to clean the sink. It’s known for its efficacy in cleaning old soap, residue, and any dirt on your sink.

You can find it in the nearest hardware store. Again, no need to worry; it’s safe.

Despite having cleaned your sink with regular detergent, don’t skip this step.

With a dirty sink, the primer won’t stick. Leave your sink for around two hours to air dry.

Step 3: Sand the Surface of Your Sink

Attach sandpaper to the sander’s clamps, then use it for sanding your sink’s surface.

Remember to sand the edges too.

This will make your sink quite rough and easy to apply paint on. Scratches and chips will also be smoothened in the process.

Step 4: Smoothen the Surface of Your Sink.

Cover your kitchen’s countertops and faucets using masking paper.

Be sure to cover the metal drain and secure it with tape. Use fine-grit sandpaper to smoothen your sink surface.

Be sure to get rid of all the dust and debris using a dump cloth afterwards.

Step 5: Smear Bonding Agent

Once your sink surface is all smooth, apply a thin coat of the bonding agent.

Don’t go all out with the bonding agent. Let it sit for 6-10 minutes before proceeding to the next step.

Step 6: Apply Epoxy Primer.

Use a brush to apply the epoxy primer. Again, go for a light coat.

To avoid leaving brush stroke marks, brush in the same direction throughout. Let it dry for around 15minutes.

Step 7: Re-sand

Resand the surface again using a fine-grit once the epoxy primer dries up.

Use a damp cloth to brush off any accumulated dust.

Once the surface is clean without any dust or dirt particles, apply a second epoxy primer light coat. Give it around 15 minutes to dry.

Step 8: Apply an Acrylic Primer.

Apply a light coat of acrylic primer. Again, use your brush in one direction to avoid brush marks.

Let the first coat dry, then apply the second coat. Acrylic primer works best on nonmetallic sinks.

However, if you have a metallic sink, go for the metal etching spray primer.

Pretty easy, right?

That’s How To Reglaze A Sink In Just 8 Steps

Clean your sink, smoothen it, apply bonding agent followed by the epoxy primer, then finish off with an acrylic topcoat. That’s all you have to do.

The beauty of this DIY project is that it’s safe and cheap compared to hiring a professional to do it for you.

Trust me; you can never go wrong with this guide.

The next time you want to give your kitchen a facelift, try reglazing your kitchen sink.