How to Change the Color of a Bathroom Sink

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It was trendy for a few years to enhance the color schemes of bathrooms by installing a colorful sink. Pink, blue and green were just a few of the popular, well-liked colors. An instant update to this out-of-style bathroom is to change the sink's color to a neutral white or creme. An excellent method to change the color of a bathroom sink is re-glazing, which can be done quickly with no demolition required.

Things You'll Need

  • Caulk scraper
  • Masking tape
  • Acetone
  • Drop cloth
  • Sand paper, 320 grit
  • Cleaner
  • Primer
  • Spray-can refinishing glaze
  • Kitchen and bath caulk

Preparation

  • Scrape away all caulking around the edges of the sink. Remove the faucets and drain or mask off with tape.

  • Clean the sink's surface with acetone, ensuring removal of soap scum and other debris.

  • Sand the surface with 320-grit sandpaper. Clean again with acetone and wipe dry.

  • Use masking tape and a drop cloth to cover and protect the counter and other surrounding areas.

Priming the Sink

  • Spray on bonding agent or primer. Starting at the drain, hold spray can six inches to eight inches from bowl of sink.

  • Work toward the edges of the sink spraying in even, short strokes. Use an overlapping motion to avoid runs. Complete coverage is essential

  • Let dry for 15 minutes to an hour. Check manufacturer's instructions for specific drying time.

Painting the sink

  • Apply three light coats of finishing paint by spraying six to eight inches from sink. Let each coat dry for five minutes before beginning the next coat. Do not over-apply as runs may occur. If a run does form, promptly wipe away excess paint with a clean cloth dampened with acetone, then sand and recoat.

  • Remove masking tape while paint is still wet, being cautious not to disturb the finish. The final coat will be dry to the touch within 30 minutes, dependent on temperature and humidity levels.

  • Let cure for one or two days before re-caulking, reinstalling fixtures and using.

Tips & Warnings

  • Read all manufacturers' directions, warnings and safety precautions. Proper ventilation is a requirement.

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