Porcelain sinks require special care and cleaning to keep them looking new. Strong abrasive cleaners can dull the sink's finish, harm its topcoat and take years from its life -- but they can help during the restoration process. Even common household cleansers such as baking soda or ammonia can damage the finish on a porcelain sink over time.
Why you should consider porcelain sink refinishing over replacement. If you have a chipped, cracked or stained porcelain sink, you might be thinking that the only option you have is replacement. Replacement, however can be messy, inconvenient and costly—especially if you have a very unique or complex fixture in your bathroom.
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When I've had old sinks and tubs refinished the spray-on finish to restore the porcelain or change the colorthe technician has used bondo, or a bondo-type material, to fill in chips and cracks. Then they sand it, and refinish on top of it. I guess you could try coloring the bondo to match your existing sink.
I have an old sink about years old. It has been refinished in my home but the new finish is becoming scratched and chipped after about 5 years. I have heard that powder coating gives a more durable finish.
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