Just like so many other things in your home, as time moves along, your bathroom sink can begin to appear worn and dated. It’s little wonder too, considering all the use a bathroom sink gets. So if yours has seen better days you now have an option other than costly replacement. It’s called bathroom sink resurfacing and really anyone can do it.
It’s for sure a whole lot cheaper and easier than a complete replacement. The resurfacing kit comes complete with everything that you’ll need for the job. So now if you can sand and repaint a small piece of furniture then you can easily give your bathroom sink a new look. The following is a brief rundown of what it takes.
1. Pay Attention to Detail
Bathroom sink resurfacing involves close attention to detail. For instance, you won’t be removing the sink during the project. It stays in place, so everything around it has to be taped off perfectly. Then when it comes time to apply the resurfacing product you’ll need to apply it with smooth even strokes if you’re to achieve optimal final results.
2. Purchase a Good Quality Kit
You really do get what you pay for in a bathroom sink resurfacing kit. So you’d be well advised to spend the extra money that it takes to purchase a good quality kit. After all, you’re already saving a load of money on the bathroom sink resurfacing as it is, and you want the best result you can get because you’re going to be looking at them long after the job is done.
3. You Can Leave the Faucet in Place
You can leave the faucet in place where it is or spend the little time that it takes to remove it before you start in. Be aware though, that if you leave it in place you will need to use a fine artist’s brush to get the resurfacing coating up to the faucet without getting it on it. It’s more difficult to do then promotional videos make it seem because the coating is not water-based, so it’s difficult to wipe mistakes clean.
4. Scrape Off all Caulking Around Edges
Before you get started with bathroom sink resurfacing, you also need to scrape clean all caulking. Getting the greater portion of it removed is easy. Getting the fine residue off so it’s completely clean of it is the hard part. It has to be done though, or you will end up with adhesion issues when your project is done.
5. So Now It’s Time to Get Started
To get started you first need to give your bathroom sink a good thorough cleaning. Put some effort into it, so you get off as much of any exposed residue that you can. Then if there are any chips that expose metal that’s rusted you’re going to need to sand virtually all the rest away as part your basic preparation.
6. Go through Your Kit Step By Step
The next step after that is to go through your kid item by item, and read all the instructions carefully. What you’ll find is that there will be a short series of surface preparation steps that have to be taken, and the equipment and tools to do them will be included in your kit. Follow the instructions carefully and make sure to remove any and all residue and to treat all surface area completely.
7. Tape Off the Sink Completely
So after your initial surface preparation steps been taken in accordance with the instructions, the next step is to tape off the sink using masking tape. Tape off any area that you don’t want covered, and that for sure includes the fixture if you left it on, as well the metal ring at the bottom of the sink. Use a razor knife to trim up the edges of your taping job, so it’s as close to perfect as you can get.
8. Cover the Counter and Floor
Then just like any other indoor paint job, you’ll want to cover any area that you don’t want to get drips and splatters on when you finally roll and brush on the bathroom sink resurfacing product. It’s easy to cut corners here but don’t. Keep in mind that this isn’t water-based, so even one small drip can cause a major cleanup problem.
9. Set Up a Window Vent
Before you start in you for sure want to set up some type of window fan so the fumes are blown out. Once you get started you won’t be able to stop until the job is finished, so set the vent up ahead of time and make sure to turn off your home’s air conditioner unit if it’s a central A/C, so you don’t end up with fumes spread throughout your home.
10. Brush and Roll on and Let Cure
The final stage of your bathroom sink resurfacing job is to brush on the solution that came with your kit. Make sure to follow all the instructions to the letter and to make sure that the bathroom sink is at the right temperature in accordance with the instructions. Then finally, resist any temptation to touch it over the 24 hour curing time, so you don’t leave any fingerprints.