How to Paint Ceramic Sinks

Updated March 23, 2017

Over time, a ceramic sink can become dull with repeated use or the colour may go out of style. Painting your ceramic sink can be both a money and time saver, as opposed to replacing an outdated or dull sink. Before painting, you will need to repair any cracks, dents, chips or other imperfections. You may be able to purchase a repair kit online or through a local home improvement store. The special ceramic paint may also be purchased online or through some home improvement stores.

Cover the counters, plumbing fixtures, drains and any other surfaces you do not want to paint with newspaper and painters tape. Trim the excess tape from the drain with a utility knife. Cover the floor with a plastic dust sheet.

Lightly sand the entire sink surface this will remove any build-up. Clean the dust with a damp rag, when the sink is dry wipe the entire sink with acetone. Allow the acetone to evaporate.

Follow the manufactures direction on the ceramic paint kit. Most kits use a bonding agent then three light coats of the ceramic finish. The paint will cure in 24 to 48 hours.


Use proper ventilation when working with any paint.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Painter’s tape
  • Utility knife
  • Plastic dust sheet
  • Sandpaper
  • Rag
  • Acetone
  • Ceramic refinishing kit
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