Oh No! Your Porcelain Sink has Cracked! What Now?
So many things can lead to a chip or cracks in a porcelain sink. Heavy usage can result in cracks appearing or the unintentional dropping of a hefty object on the porcelain can chip off parts of the enamel. All these chips and cracks can be unpleasant to look at and might prompt you to want to replace the sink.
But, it doesn’t have to be like that. Repairing a crack in porcelain is quite easy and could be a fun do-it-yourself weekend activity. So you want to learn how to fix those cracks?
Step 1: Clean the Surface of the Porcelain
Using a non-abrasive cleaner remove all dirt and grime from the porcelain sink and dry with a clean towel.
Step 2: Smooth the Damaged Area
Using a sandpaper of 400-grit to 600-grit sand the rough, damaged area to make it smooth. Sanding allows the patching material to adhere properly. Take note not to scratch other unaffected areas of the porcelain surface, use a damp towel to wipe off sanding dust.
Step 3: Apply Porcelain Filler
Porcelain repair compounds come in different colors, so if you’re good in color matching, you can mix two or more colors to get the precise hue of your sink. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions in mixing the porcelain filler for the repair work then using a matchstick or toothpick, to apply the filler to the cracked area.
For a large crack, it is recommended that you apply the filler in layers. Allow the filler to dry, then sand it before applying the next layer. This way the filler compound bonds correctly. Continue the process until the chipped area is level with the original surface. Use a single razor blade to scrape the filled in area to be flush with surrounding area, then sand to ensure the filler is smooth.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Make sure that the filler is completely dry before applying the glazing paint to the filled-in crack area. Use the attached brush to touch-up the repaired surface with the paint. Continue until the fixed area matches other areas of your sink. Finally, these steps listed above will enable you to restore and fill in the crack in porcelain without costing you much money compared to replacing the sink with a new one.
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