Emergency Plumber

How to Fix Your Cracked and Chipped Sink

»Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in Emergency Plumber | 0 comments

Our sinks are important components of our home; it has become a part of our everyday life. With our busy lifestyle and schedules, it would be such a hassle when our sinks become broken or don’t function properly and we even need to call an Emergency Plumber. Even though we pray that it will not happen, but our sinks would be broken for some time, eventually and we want to prepare ourselves for that. 

When this unfortunate event happens, we can call excellent plumbing services so that they can do leak detection and do the job efficiently for us. But if we don’t like to do that because of whatever reasons, we can do it ourselves. Here is a basic guide on how to fix your cracked and chipped sink.  

  1. Clean and Dry 

When your Sink has just been recently cracked or chipped, the first thing you should do before proceeding on fixing it is to clean it. Using a brush, brush off all dirt, residue, and grime that resulted from the chipping. Apply all-purpose the cleaning solution to a sponge and clean the sink. Wash off with water and dry it with a piece of clean towel, let it dry before proceeding. 

  1. Use Sandpaper

After cleaning and drying the sink, you can proceed on sanding it. Find a fine sandpaper, about 500-grit and use to smooth the sharp edges of chippings. The patching material would stick more easily when the edges are smooth, but you should not overdo your sanding because you might damage the surrounding area. 

  1. Apply Fixing Substance

Find a porcelain compound that can act as filler for your sink; this is usually available in hardware stores near you. It is better to buy a product that has a color match feature for the color of your sink; you also have to buy a brush.  

Apply the porcelain filler into the gaps or holes by using the brush, be soft on your strokes so that the filler would not be edgy. Get your sandpaper and then slowly rub the filler and the surface around to, to make it flat and uniform. Read the instruction on the filler, and determine the direction for some hours for drying. Follow this and wait before proceeding. 

  1. Apply Touch up paint

Fillers, even those that have color feature in them, won’t match the color of your sink, making your sink look ugly. So buy a touch-up paint for porcelain that matches the color of your sink and applies it. Touch up paints also have a water-resistant feature in them, so it also protects your filler. Apply it by using the brush you used earlier, and then let it dry for the indicated time, which is found on its label. You can also use this porcelain touch up to paint scratches in your sink, even without the use of filler. 

  1. Consider on Replacingit Entirely 

If the basic fix above wasn’t able to repair your sink, if it still produces leaks or you don’t like the look of your self-repaired sink, you always have the option of replacing it entirely. Replacement would give you a fully functional and fresh-looking sink. If you want to completely replace your sink, you should call a professional. You can get one by visiting www.JCPlumbingGreen.com 

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