Any suggestions on how to Paint my kitchen sink?

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I followed the directions on how to paint my kitchen sink a oil rubbed bronze and of course it is all scratched up now. Any suggestions on how to paint it.

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  • Ken Ken on Jan 03, 2018
    Kudos to you for trying this. Must have taken a lot of prep work but did you use a specialty paint for sinks or the usual Rust-Oleum spray cans? Is this a stainless steel sink or something else?

    Not to be unkind, but there is a reason you won't see for sale a brand new painted sink. As good as pants have gotten to be they cannot hope to match the durability of the materials currently used in factories to make sinks. I can see no recourse other than replacing the sink you did not love with one you do.

    If it was a seldom used bar sink you may get away with paint but for one that is used every day with dishes, flatware, and pots banging around in it? I just cannot imagine any consumer applied coating or way of installing that will last.


  • Jane McArdle Jane McArdle on Jan 03, 2018
    Use car paint and make sure you seal it we did bathtubs in a hotel

  • Jean G Jean G on Jan 03, 2018
    Replace it! Call your local Habitat for Humanity or salvage yard and get another one.

  • Dawn Williams Dawn Williams on Jan 03, 2018
    Its a stainless steel sink. Used the plain ol Rust-Oleum spray can!!

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Jan 04, 2018
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F4BZITS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1. you can restore it back to stainless with sand paper probably. I used this to restore a stainless sink I had damaged with chemical. Its not the belt but the type you need. I only needed the amount from one belt but....maybe you can find locally. Must MUST sand with the grain of the SS. I would worry about adding more paint over paint. I think you will have a mess.

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Jan 04, 2018
    Advice from my plumber btw!

  • Dawn Williams Dawn Williams on Jan 04, 2018
    Thanks Kelly, but I don't want to restore it back to stainless. I want to paint it, and make the paint stay.