So you buy an older home. You are excited. Its your new home but its not new. There are bound to be some cosmetic fixes needed, some upgrades and frankly just some smart things to do. One of the hard and not necessarily the priority for new home buyer improvements is an under mount sink – kitchen, bath, laundry, etc. If its older, its going to have some wear and tear. But if its porcelain or glazed, I have a fast fix to give your sink a face lift so that it looks new, well, at least newer.
Re-glazing a sink is always an option and not too expensive but this is something you can do with just a simple laundry supply. Grab your bleach. Empty your sink. Scrub any surface stains off with a scrubbing pad. Clean your sink and make sure it is clear of debris. Gently pour straight bleach over deep set in stains. Pour just enough to maintain the surface tension. Stop the drain or drains. Pour a 1/2 to 1 cup of bleach into the basin(s) and fill to the top with hot water. Let sit for at least 2 or more hours. Drain and see it sparkle white. Rinse any areas where bleach was stationary.
I’m not going to lie and say you have a brand new sink but depending on any chipping, it will look remarkably different. I do this with my old sink about once ever two to three months and I’m doing at as a prep step to refinishing chipped areas and replacing all my faucets. All in all, for a little elbow grease, you have a fast fix for an old sink to help it look newer.