Plastic slop sinks get stained and discolored over time. New technology has helped to create paint specifically made for plastics, so plastic slop sinks can be painted to match your décor and hide stains and discolorations. While it is best to remove the slop sink from the area and paint it outside, you can paint it in place with the use of drop cloths to protect surrounding areas from overspray.

Step 1

Clean the plastic slop sink with a scrub brush and hot soapy water.

Step 2

Dry the sink thoroughly with towels and allow to dry completely before painting.

Step 3

Cover all plumbing with painter's tape and newspaper.

Step 4

Cover surrounding areas and walls with drop cloths.

Step 5

Spray one even coat of primer on all areas of the sink. Hold the spray can level and apply in smooth, even strokes. Allow the primer to dry, according to package directions and based on temperature and humidity. Rust-Oleum Plastic Primer Spray is a popular and widely available primer (see Resources).

Step 6

Spray two even coats of paint on all areas of the sink. Allow the paint to dry between coats, according to package directions . Hold the spray can level and apply each coat in smooth, even strokes. Rust-Oleum Paint For Plastic Spray is commonly available and comes in a variety of colors (see Resources).