Asked on Aug 06, 2017

How can I fix this broken vanity top?

Ms Lalo
by Ms Lalo
  10 answers
  • Gsd28779304 Gsd28779304 on Aug 06, 2017

    Buy a larger drop-in sink large enough to cut out the break when you cut the hole to fit your new sink.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Aug 06, 2017

    I think that break means you need a new sink/vanity top, friend.

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    • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Aug 08, 2017

      Will your homeowner's insurance pay for a replacement?

      If you end up deciding to repair it, I think you'll need a really good epoxy. See if you don't find this helpful:

  • Alyssa Alyssa on Aug 06, 2017

    Hi, Lilly! It looks like you posted this same question twice. Here's my reply under your other post:

    I'm guessing it's cultured marble. If so, you're going to need an epoxy filler, a product like this one: Mix the filler, fill the the crack with epoxy but only HALF full (that is, fill the whole length of the crack, but not all the way to the top). Clamp the two sides of the crack together firmly so the epoxy material fills in the crack and overflows the top. Allow the filler to cure before sanding it flush with the rest of the countertop. Since cultured marble vanities usually have a clear gel coat, you'll need to buff the repaired area and top with autowax so it isn't too noticeable.

  • William William on Aug 06, 2017

    You would need a long clamp or pipe clamp brackets and a long piece of pipe longer than the width of the sink top. Use a two part epoxy and squeeze it into the crack with sometning thin like a Popsicle stick. Then use the clamp to draw the gap closed. Use nail polish remover to remove any glue squeeze out. Leave it overnight for the epoxy to cure .

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Aug 06, 2017

    Try some Loctite Epoxy. You will have to find a way to hold the two pieces together to form a tight bond. If your sink is ceramic, that is a lot of weight to pull together and hold. Ask someone at the big box stores if Liquid Nails carry a product that would work.

  • Edie Smoak Edie Smoak on Aug 07, 2017

    Have you thought about turning it into a concrete countertop? There are a number of tutorials on Hometalk for this popular look. Some look more complicated than others, so keep looking around until you find one that doesn't seem too difficult.

  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Aug 07, 2017

    This was going to be my suggestion, Edie Smoak. If the repairs suggested above with epoxy are still too noticeable, she could come back with a faux finish or feather finish concrete to actually resurface the whole thing.

  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Aug 07, 2017

    I think others have explained how to repair it and Edie suggested how to refinish it. The next question you should ask yourself since this is the second top is how you are breaking them. If it is before installation, well, stuff happens. But if they are broken after installation, there may be something preventing the top from seating properly...a screw or nail in the wall or vanity that is not allowing it to sit properly or some inherent unevenness in the vanity itself. If that is an issue, please address it before you go to the trouble of repairing or expense of replacing.

    • Ms Lalo Ms Lalo on Aug 08, 2017

      Unfortunately I broke the new one before installation. Thank you all for your awesome input. This has been an amazing experience.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Aug 08, 2017


  • Gail Shofner Gail Shofner on Aug 29, 2021

    Yes I’m frugal and I will try it