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How can you restore a porcelain sink?

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To restore a porcelain sink, clean the sink, sand the sink, fix damaged areas with epoxy, sand the repaired areas and repaint the sink. Cover exposed pipes, drain and faucets with painter���s tape before painting.

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  1. Clean the sink

    Clean the sink, including the bottom and sides with a household cleaner and sponge. Ensure that you get all the stains out before proceeding. Rinse the sink with water, and dry with a clean towel.

  2. Sand the sink

    Use medium-grit sandpaper to sand the sink and smooth out any chipped areas. Dip a clean cloth in rubbing alcohol, and wipe away the grit.

  3. Fix damaged areas with epoxy

    Pour epoxy onto a piece of cardboard or paper plate. Scoop a small amount of the epoxy with a single-sided razor, and apply a thin layer on the damaged areas. Allow the epoxy to dry according to the manufacturer���s instructions. Use fine-grit sandpaper to smooth out the fixed areas, making them flush with the rest of the sink. Dip a cloth in rubbing alcohol, and wipe away the grit.

  4. Repaint the sink

    Dry the sink with a towel, and cover exposed pipes, faucet and drain with painter���s tape. Cover the floor around the work area with newspapers to catch paint drips. Use a small brush to apply porcelain paint. Wait for the paint to dry according to the manufacturer���s instructions before applying a second coat. Allow the sink to dry for two days before use.

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