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Before you even think about repairing your cracked bathroom sink, you need to first realize that bathroom sink comes in all types of different materials such as:
- Enameled steel
- Tempered glass
- Vitreous china
- Enameled cast-iron
- Solid surface
So for filling the cracks for your bathroom sink may differ quite a lot depending on what type of sink you’re using.
Some of the methods will work better on certain type of materials and some will not be quite as effective. But, in this post we’ll touch upon the evergreen method which should work regardless of the type of sink you’re using.
So let’s get started.
Step-By-Step Guide For Bathroom Sink Crack Repair
Here are the steps that need to be followed in order to repair the cracked sink:
Step 1: Dry Up
First, we really need to dry the sink properly before any fixing. Dampness of the sink especially in the cracked area may ruin the whole process. Make sure you use a cloth or a hair dryer or both to reach the inner sections of the crack and dry it properly.
Step 2: Use Tooth Pick Or Cocktail Stick
Next, make use of the tooth pick or cocktail stick and grab some epoxy adhesive to be applied on the crack. Tooth pick or cocktail stick allows precision so afterwards the affected part should look good and not look obvious.
Step 3: Wait For 24 Hours
Wait for about 24 hours so the affected area is stick pretty well and is not vulnerable to be damaged again. Don’t use the sink during this period or this might ruin the repairing process.
Step 4: Start Painting
Pick a color that matches with your sink and start painting on it. Make sure you use a thin paint brush so you can precisely focus on the area that is affected and not slipping outside of the crack to make it look obvious that the repair has been done.
Step 5: Let The Paint Dry
Again, you need to resist yourself to stay away from your sink for another 24 hours until the paint is completely dried. After that enjoy using your sink.
Why Did My Bathroom Sink Crack?
Usually there are two causes of sink cracking:
- Overtightened sink drain
When you extremely squeeze the sink drain to a point where it can no longer be twisted. This could be a bad idea as it might be putting quite a lot of stress on your sink bowl without you knowing. Overtightened sink drain increases the chance of it being cracked.
- Temperature shift
Going from hot to cold and vice versa rapidly can cause the sink to be cracked. This is especially true for porcelain material.
Here you have it, a step-by-step tutorial on bathroom sink crack repair.
The epoxy method is evergreen and is applicable to every type of cracked sink.