How to Repaint an Enamel Sink

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A fresh coat of paint on an old enamel sink returns it to like-new condition. An old enamel sink may give the impression of retro decor for a bathroom. When a crack or scratch occurs in the sink, it is not ruined. Enamel sinks, whether old or made to appear that way, can be repainted with the right products.

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Things you need

  • Epoxy paint
  • Masking tape
  • Clean rags

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  1. 1

    Clean and dry the sink using a clean rag. Remove any dirt, dust or debris and wipe dry.

  2. 2

    Tape off fixtures and edges. Apply masking tape around the base of faucet fixtures, the drain piece, along the edge of the wall and over any metal or other edging.

  3. 3

    Paint the sink using epoxy based paint. Apply with a clean rag for the smoothest possible finish. This paint is waterproof and will seal any slight cracks in the basin. Allow it to dry for at least 24 hours prior to use.

Tips and warnings

  • Repair any cracks prior to painting. The application of an epoxy-based adhesive is typically sufficient for this job.
  • Using a paint brush for this project will leave bristle marks. Use the rag method to avoid this issue.

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