Major Porcelain Sink Refinish

Old 11-18-01, 03:54 AM
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Major Porcelain Sink Refinish

I have a very cool old fashioned white porcelain pedestal sink that has been sorely mistreated over the years. The overflow holes and the area around the drain were badly rusted so a prior tenant of my apt used some type of water proof paint or sealer to cover it. The paint is peeling badly and really only makes the problem worse. What is the best way to strip this paint, remove the rust damage and refinish?

Old 11-18-01, 12:50 PM
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Refinishing porcelain pedestal sink

You might be better off to replace the pedestal sink. Refinishing is not an option when it comes to long-term durability. Once the porcelain has been scratched, damaged, worn away to the cast iron underlayment, etc., it is irreparable. As the sink is in a rental property where it will receive lots of abuse and use, you should opt for a new sink. You should be able to find a builder's grade pedestal sink for less than $200.

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