What You Will Need
Before you start, you will need some tools and materials. Here is a list of what you will need:
- Epoxy putty
- Clean cloth
- Plastic wrap
Step 1: Clean the Sink
Before you start fixing the crack, you need to clean the sink thoroughly. Use a clean cloth to wipe the sink and remove any dirt or debris.
Step 2: Sand the Crack
Use sandpaper to sand the crack. This will help the epoxy putty to adhere to the sink.
Step 3: Mix the Epoxy Putty
Follow the instructions on the epoxy putty package to mix it properly.
Step 4: Apply the Epoxy Putty
Apply the epoxy putty to the crack using a paintbrush. Make sure to cover the entire crack with the putty.
Step 5: Cover with Plastic Wrap
Cover the epoxy putty with plastic wrap. This will help to keep the putty in place while it dries.
Step 6: Allow the Epoxy Putty to Dry
Allow the epoxy putty to dry according to the instructions on the package.
Step 7: Sand the Epoxy Putty
Once the epoxy putty is dry, use sandpaper to smooth it out.
Step 8: Clean the Sink Again
Use a clean cloth to wipe the sink again and remove any debris or dust.
Step 9: Apply a Sealant
Apply a sealant to the crack to prevent any water from leaking through.
Step 10: Let the Sealant Dry
Allow the sealant to dry according to the instructions on the package.
Q: How long does it take for the epoxy putty to dry?
It depends on the brand of epoxy putty you are using. Follow the instructions on the package for best results.
Q: Can I use any type of sealant?
No, you need to use a sealant that is designed for use on sinks.
Q: Can I still use the sink while the epoxy putty is drying?
No, you need to wait until the epoxy putty is completely dry before using the sink.
Fixing a crack sink is easy if you follow these steps. Remember to clean the sink, sand the crack, apply the epoxy putty, cover it with plastic wrap, allow it to dry, sand it, apply a sealant, and let it dry again. With a little patience, your sink will be as good as new.