Paint a sink? Yes, you can paint a sink. It may seem like an oddly specific question but it’s one that people ask all the time. Your kitchen or bathroom sink could use some sprucing up and paint is just what you need. Painting your sinks is not only inexpensive, it will also help them last longer! So, here’s how to paint a sink.
What to Consider
Painting your kitchen or bathroom sinks can be an easy way to make them look new and fresh again, not to mention that it adds value to your home. If you are thinking about painting the sink in your kitchen, there are many factors that go into this decision.
For example: do you have enough time on your hands? Do you want it done quickly or is quality more important than speed? Is the cost of labor worth the investment for such a small area of work? And finally, what color would suit best with all other aspects of our decorating scheme at home?
The choices are limitless, it’s all about finding the perfect color for your space.
The paint that you use is also important to consider. Do you want a matte or glossy finish? What type of paint will allow us to clean our sink with less elbow grease and even resist water spots better than others? There are so many different options when it comes to paint, it’s important that you know what your needs are before making a purchase.
But the best part is painting a sink is one of those DIY projects where anyone can succeed with just very little effort and knowledge about how to paint!
This blog post will walk through all the steps from start to finish on how someone can do this themselves.
How Much Would Paint Cost For My Kitchen Sink?
The cost for paint will vary depending on the type of paint that you use and how large your sink is. The average range is between $30-60 for a basic, small bathroom sink. Larger sinks may have an increased price tag due to additional materials needed in order to cover more surface area like rollers or brushes.
If you are looking at doing several projects around the house then it might be worth buying some paint from a bulk store so you can get all of your supplies together and save money!
It’s always better when we do multiple jobs at once because this means less time away from home working – saving vacation days, not going out to paint and more time for family adventures! saving vacation days, not having to go into work while sick and being able to spend quality time with friends and family.
Tips & Tricks on How to Paint a Sink
- The paint can be applied with a brush, roller or sprayer.
- When using a brush, make sure to use one made of synthetic bristles that won’t soak up the paint and cause it to drip back down onto your furniture or walls.
- Spray painting will often require more coats than other methods because paint sprayers don’t evenly distribute the paint without dripping in certain areas.
- Rolling is typically less expensive and uses much less material per coat than brushing does – but this may take longer for larger sinks with many corners along the edges.
- The brushes are better left dry when you’re not working on them as they can be stored in an upright position so gravity helps pull any excess moisture out from within their bristles!
- If you are using a brush make sure to use it in long, even strokes and avoid painting over any dried paint within the area that we’re working on for this project which can cause streaks or uneven-looking surfaces.
- When applying the paint to your sink you want to keep in mind how thick of a layer that you are painting so as not to pile on too much and cause drips. If it is layered thin then there will be less dripping which means less clean-up time for afterwards! This also saves money because we don’t have to buy more paint if some has spilled onto the ground or onto another surface area by mistake – such as our clothes when reaching around back into the cabinet under where we used our sinks. Oopsies happen sometimes!
- When applying your first coat of paint try not to go back over areas too many times because this will only end up smearing what was just painted and lead us into some more clean-up time afterwards! It is better if there are less layers of paint so that when it drips down onto another surface like our clothes from reaching around back into the cabinet under where we used our sinks then there won’t be as much mess.
- Paint in thin, even strokes. This will avoid creating brush marks that can be seen through the paint and make it look like dirt or scratches. Brushstrokes should go with the grain of the wood so as not to create too many lines – this is a very common mistake! To save time when covering large areas we recommend using an angled roller instead of a traditional paintbrush which takes more effort and has less coverage area for each stroke. Use rollers whenever possible because they are fast-drying, great for smoothing out surface imperfections (like bumps or dents) and help provide a seamless finish by reducing brush marks and drips
- The paint will dry within a day or two, but you’ll want to wait to put the sink back into use until 24 hours has passed. This allows time for all of the fumes from the paint and drying process (which can be pretty strong) to dissipate so they don’t get on your clothes when using it afterwards.
- You might also want an extra set of hands around while painting – depending on how large your sink is this could help with getting in hard-to-reach places like under pipes, faucets and corners. Plus if there’s one thing we know about family members – they’re always more than happy to pitch in!
- You should also make sure to protect the surrounding surfaces with a drop cloth or other covering. This will prevent paint from getting all over floors, cupboards and walls in the event that it spills as you’re painting.
So now that you have been exposed to our top tips, go paint your sink!
If you have any questions feel free to leave them below.