When we bought our house about 10 years ago it actually came without a kitchen sink. Our house was a repo and they took a lot of stuff with them when they left. I like to make the joke that they took everything, even the kitchen sink. They had used a hack saw to remove the sink from the countertops and there was just a big hole in the cabinets.
Obviously, this was one of the first things we fixed when we moved into the house. My husband was able to epoxy back together the countertops and put in a new sink. I picked out a shiny cream sink instead of a stainless steel one. After 10 years I still love the look of my cream sink, however, it hasn't held up as well as I had hoped. About a year ago it developed a chip near the drain. I finally got around to fixing it and it worked so well I thought I would share how I fixed it.
If you have some chips or scratches in your sink check out how to fix a chip in a porcelain sink like a pro. It only takes about 15-20 minutes and your sink will look so much better!
You will need to start with a porcelain sink repair kit. I bought this one and this one from Amazon. If you have a bright white sink you can just buy the white kit. Because our sink was a cream color instead of bright white I bought the white and an almond color.
Then you will need to clean the sink. I used my homemade sink cleaner to really get it clean. I made sure to concentrate on the area around and where the chip is. If you have any food or dirt in the chip area the repair kit won't work.
After your sink is clean then let it dry. I wiped mine down with a rag and then let it air dry for about 45 minutes to make sure that the crack had fully dried.
Once your sink is clean and dry you are ready to start applying the sink repair kit. If your sink is bright white you can use just the white repair kit. I had to make a "custom mix" for my sink. I wanted it to look as good as possible.
I used the plastic tray that the repair kits come in to mix both the white and the almond to get a perfect color. This may take a few minutes. If you get it on the sink and find the color doesn't match you can wipe it off right away.
When you have your color ready to go then get a decent amount of paint on the brush and drop it over the chipped area of the sink. Take the brush and some more paint and smooth the paint out across the chipped area. You will want to take the paint a little further than just the chipped area so it really bonds to the sink.
Once you feel like you have covered the area set a timer for 15 minutes and let it dry. When 15 minutes have passed then check it to make sure the chip is still well covered. If you are happy with how it looks you can stop here. I added a little more to mine and then let it sit for another 15 minutes.
When you are done then you need to let the sink cure overnight. This is a very important step. If you don't let it sit then the paint can't fully harden and the repair will not last. I used some tape and a sign to cover the sink overnight. I didn't want to forget. In the morning you can use your sink again.
I loved how easy it was to use the repair kit to fix the porcelain sink. The hardest part was mixing the colors to match. Plus, my sink looks so much better without the big chip in it. If you are tired of dealing with a chip in your porcelain then you have to try this simple way to fix it.