How to Reglaze a Bathroom Sink

An old, dirty-looking bathroom sink can be a quick turnoff. One look at a dull sink gives anyone the impression that the entire bathroom hasn't been cleaned for a long time. While this might not be true, reglazing your bathroom sink and giving it a new look isn't too difficult. Applying the ordinary cleaning tricks on your bathroom sink will not give it any shine. So if it's a brand-new feel you want to give to your old bathroom sink, achieve your goal by learning how to reglaze it.

Bathroom sink
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Step 1

Clean surface of the sink with a standard cleaning agent. This removes the initial dirt and prepares the sink for further cleaning.

Step 2

Eliminate silicone caulking with silicone digester. Get rid of as much caulking as possible because any residue will affect the end result

Step 3

Scrape the sink with an acid paste. This eliminates any leftover debris. Be careful and wear safety gloves when working with acid.

Step 4

Apply degreaser on the sink to give it one final cleaning before you start the glazing.

Step 5

Use plastic or newspaper to mask areas that you do not want to glaze, such as bathroom tiles beneath the sink or on the walls adjacent to it.

Step 6

Apply epoxy primer to the bathroom sink. If you are using a brush, make even strokes on the sink. For spray primer, hold the sprayer a few feet away. Glaze evenly and don't skip any part of the sink. Let the primer dry.

Step 7

Spray acrylic-urethane resin to get the glaze you're looking for. Wait 15 to 20 minutes to let the resin settle.

Step 8

Apply polyurethane coating to the sink for a shiny surface. Once everything is dry, reapply silicone caulking to your sink.