How to Fix Chips in a Porcelain Sink

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Porcelain sinks are made of durable protective materials and are a stylish addition to a kitchen or bathroom. Dropping a hard object into the sink such as a heavy pot, canned good or hair styling product can easily chip the surface. Large chips are better left for a professional to repair. Small chips are easy to fix if done correctly. Epoxy repair kits can be found in most hardware and home improvement stores.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Sandpaper
  • Clean rag
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Epoxy repair kit
  • Small brush
  • Razor blade

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Purchase an epoxy repair kit that most resembles the colour of your porcelain sink. Purchase two kits and mix the colours if your colour is hard to locate.

  2. 2

    Clean and dry the sink. Sand the chipped area with sandpaper until it is smooth. Sand only the chipped area.

  3. 3

    Rub the chipped area with a clean rag dampened with rubbing alcohol. Remove all dust and debris. Allow it to dry.

  4. 4

    Mix the epoxy in the repair kit following the manufacturer's instructions. Apply the compound to the chipped area using a small brush or razor blade. Fill in the entire chipped area.

  5. 5

    Scrape away the compound using the razor blade so it is flush with the sink. Wipe up any excess compound surrounding the chip with a clean, damp rag.

  6. 6

    Allow the compound to dry. Do not use the sink for 24 hours so the compound can set. Do not scrub the repaired area for seven days.

Tips and warnings

  • Wear rubber gloves when repairing the sink to avoid any chemical reactions to the skin.

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