How do I refurbish an older bathroom double sink and vanity top?


Looking for ideas to transform an old bathroom vanity top into something newer and brighter and unscratched!(The faucets are new this year.) Thanks!

q how do i refurbish an older bathroom double sink in form vanity top
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  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Nov 20, 2018

    Replacement is an option. I'm not sure what your material is, but it may be able to be buffed out. A very fine sanding pad can be used on quartz counters. However, your counter may be a plastic resin. Check with local stores for ideas.

  • Bijous Bijous on Nov 20, 2018

    Hi. Love the color of the bathroom! Faucets are also very very nice. Good choice. Okay, onto the cultured marble (or is it Corian?) countertop. If it is Corian, I'd pull it out and sell it since it would fetch a nice price. And of course, Corian can be sanded to a smooth finish. If it is cultured marble, leave the sinks as they are and do a faux marbling effect on the top. It can be subtle so that it just adds an element of texture to the top. You can use light shades of grey and harvest green (that has a grey undertone). Then for an added delight, use command strips and put oval mirrors above each sink. It makes for a very interesting treat and breaks up the expanse of mirror above. Happy decorating!

  • Jlnatty Jlnatty on Nov 20, 2018

    If you do not want to replace the countertop and sinks, you might consider using a Gianni countertop kit to create the look of a granite countertop. Rustoleum offers a product that also gives a granite look - Countertop Transformations. If you didn't have the preformed sinks, I'd say consider covering the countertop with a thin veneer of wood planks or wood look self-stick products from a big box store, and then use marine lacquer for a finish to water proof if you use real wood. Or lay porcelain tile in a color and finish that you like - you'd have to trim around the sink perimeters - but not sure how you would finish the edging around the sink - maybe there are different kinds of metal banding that could be used to provide a smooth and finished look around the sink edges. As I understand it, there really is no way to refinish the preformed laminate sinks. Maybe there is a way to clean them up without etching or scratching them and then lacquer them or otherwise finish them with a clear coating to give them a sheen that would hold up to water and usage - but it wouldn't be a permanent solution.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Nov 21, 2018

    Check out this alternative countertop coating from Daich. It is on sale thru 11/25 online and their website gives you all the information you need plus customer reviews. I have the same bathroom countertops that you do, and I will be ordering the Mineral Select for both kitchen and 2 bathroom countertops. It also says you can do the basins as well. Hope this helps.

  • Sonia Sonia on Nov 21, 2018

    I didn't want to spend a lot of money on my project so I put contact paper on my counter and then caulked as normal around my sink. I totally get a lot of compliments!!

  • Cindy Cindy on Nov 21, 2018

    Hello Barbara. I'm Cindy. You could change your counter tops and sinks using a kit that is currently being sold in Home Improvement stores. I walked past them in Home Depot a couple weeks ago. And noticed that they have kits to create the look of granite, marble, etc. They start at $30. Good luck Barbara and Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Jo Anne Jo Anne on Nov 21, 2018

    Miracle Method Surface Refinishing! We had marble countertops that were stained. Miracle Method came in and performed their "miracle" now we have what looks like quartz countertops. They also redid the sinks. Much less expensive than replacing. Turned out beautiful.

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