One of the most common questions that people asked about is how to resurface a bathroom sink with epoxy resin.
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If you want to change the color of your bathroom sink or if you change the style of it, then you need to refinish it.
How To Resurface A Bathroom Sink With Epoxy Resin (Following 12 Easy Steps)
Tools And Materials You Need
To resurface a bathroom sink, you need some necessary ingredients. After collecting all the ingredients, you can start the work.
The tool and materials you need are:
Tools For This Project
- Allway 1 Gallon Helix Paint Mixer
- Utility Knife
- Caulking Gun
- Mixing Container
- Propane Torch
- Chop Brush
Material List For The Project
- Epoxy 1/2 Gallon kit
- White Epoxy Gelcoat Pigment
- Blash Spray Paint
- Silicone Caulk
- Scotch Tape
- Painters Tape
- TSP Cleaner
This article will help you to get rid of this problem in 12 easy steps.
Step 1: Remove Backsplash
Before applying epoxy to any surface, you need to make sure that the surface is clean so that the epoxy bonds properly and does not come apart in the future. If the surface is horizontally leveled, you need to remove the backsplash completely and apply epoxy.
If the surface is vertical or sloped in one direction, the epoxy will follow the gravity and slowly flow down in the direction of the slope. After the epoxy completely cures, it is very easy to glue it back on the wall.
Now the question is how to remove the backsplash. Okay, do not worry! Take a razor knife and cut through the sealant.
You need to make sure that you cut the sealant on top of the drywall and the bottom between the vanity and backsplash.
After that, take a screwdriver and carefully pry it away from the drywall. Do not press on the drywall too hard otherwise, it will damage the drywall.
Step 2: Remove Old Sink Faucet
Removing the faucet is not much difficult. First, you need to turn off the hot and cold valves that serve water to the faucets. After that, unscrew the flexible hose from the faucets.
Take a bucket and place it under the sink so that if any water drops from the hose the bucket can catch them. Once the hose is removed, unscrew the locknuts and pull out the faucet from the vanity top.
Step 3: Scrape Off The Old Sealant
To scrape off any old sealant and buildup, take a putty knife, and go through the vanity top. Then spray a TSP cleaner over the countertop and wipe it off with a shop towel. Do the same cleaning process with the backsplash.
Step 4: Sand The Vanity
After removing the grease and oils, use a random orbital sander with a 320 grid sand disk to sand the vanity top. You need to start this step after using a TSP cleaner otherwise, grease will spread around the surface with sandpaper.
The sandpaper makes the countertop surface slightly rougher, which makes the epoxy bond better. It helps epoxy stay for a long time.
Step 5: Cover The Gapes
If there are small gaps between the wall and the countertop, the epoxy will run down through those gaps behind the sink. To fix this problem, use silicone sealant to cover these gaps. You can use bonds for larger gaps.
Step 6: Applying Bonding Primer
Before applying the bonding primer, tape the sink with scotch tape and Visqueen sheeting. Also, tape around the vanity so you do not get primer and epoxy on the walls or cabinet.
Then apply the bonding primer on the surface. Plugin the faucet openings at the top of the vanity so that you do not have epoxy dripping down into the cabinet.
Step 7: Mix The Epoxy
The epoxy kit has part A and part B and you need to mix both the parts to apply it on the surface. Determine the quantity of the project that you need.
When mixing the epoxy, use a bucket or a pail with measurement lines so that you could accurately mix the 1:1 ratio. First, pour 1 quart of part B into a bucket and then 1 quart of part A.
Then use an always helix paint mixer to mix the epoxy. To get the best results, you can mix it for 5 minutes.
If you want to make the base color white, add two teaspoons of white epoxy Gelcoat pigment paint into the bucket. Make sure everything is mixed perfectly.
Step 8: Spread Epoxy
Now it is time to spread the epoxy all over the surface. Pour the epoxy throughout the countertop and spread it with a patty knife or with a chop brush. Use a chop brush to spread it evenly on the edges.
Step 9: Draw Black Random Lines
After applying epoxy, you can add some color. You can add any color you like. To make it simple you can use black spray paint to add a few lines to make it look like marble. First, take black spray paint and spray a small amount on the tip of a mixing stick. Use this stick like a pencil for you to draw over epoxy.
If you like a darker color, then spray more black on the tip. Then draw random lines with this mixing stick across epoxy. After that with a hair blow dryer blow on the black lines with hot air.
Step 10: Remove Bobbles
To eliminate bobbles, you need to take a propane torch and quickly run through the top keeping the flame about 8″ from the vanity. The fire heats the epoxy and the bobbles pop.
Step 11: Scrape Off Dripping Epoxy
The final process is to scrape off any dripping epoxy at the edge of the vanity. Need to repeat this process every half an hour on the vanity and backsplash until it does not drip anymore.
Step 12: Install The Backsplash And Faucets
Use a waterproof sealant when installing the backsplash. You need to tape the backsplash and vanity so that you do not make a mess with the sealant. Remove the tape, when the backsplash is in place.
Hope you got the answer to how to resurface a bathroom sink. Follow all the steps one by one and get a new look. It will help you to enrich the beauty of your bathroom. It gives your bathroom a new and classy look.