Old Bathroom Sinks – Quick Fix Tips
If you have an old bathroom sink, you may already have a problem with stains, cracks, or an outdated color or style. There are many solutions to these problems and not all of them involve getting a new sink installed.
If you simply want a newer looking, fresher sink, start by replacing the sink’s fittings and faucet. This is an easy, cheap fix and can change the look completely. First select a faucet that matches the rest of the fittings and accessories in your bathroom. Next you’ll need to make sure any new faucet you get will work with your old bathroom sink. This also gives you the opportunity to get an aerated spout, which mixes water with air, reducing water waste and splashing. This isn’t usually available on older faucets.
If your sink is white and has a lot of stains, you can spend just $5 to fix this problem. Soak it in bleach and lay paper towels along the basin. This will freshen the sink and bring it back to its bright-white brand-new color. If it instead has an outdated color but you want to keep it, try reglazing it. If the paint is chipped or worn off in areas you can buy products to paint it white again.
If your old bathroom sink is cracked, you may need to replace it. However, you might also be able to buy the gel coat and glaze from the manufacturer or a hardware store, as long as you get the right color. All you’ll need to do is catalyze the gel coat, put it on the crack or chip, and, when it gets hard, sand it smooth again.
There are so many options to help dress up an old sink in your bathroom, as well as repairing small damages. You don’t have to throw it away and get a new one, because this can sometimes be too difficult or expensive. Staining bathroom sinks, bleaching them, or updating the faucet and fixtures are also great fixes that can breath new life into old sinks.
Just remember that these solutions may not always work. Also keep in mind that you’ll need to check compatibility when you replace any hardware or faucets because older sinks may have sizes that are no longer used or are hard to find. Follow these guidelines and you can have a sink that looks brand-new and fits in perfectly with your modern or updated bathroom with minimal spending.