One of the focal points of a kitchen, bathroom or utility room, a smooth, sparkling sink can make a big impact on the overall appearance of a space. When an older sink develops stains or blemishes, refinishing instead of replacing it can often make it look new again while saving both time and money. Here are a few things to consider when making the decision to refinish a sink.
|What you can expect|
|Range per refinishing:||$218.52||$499.74|
|Range for this type of project:||$219||$500|
Sink Refinishing Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Surrounding area will be protected, and hardware and trim removed. Surface will be sanded and primed, and finish coating applied before hardware is replaced. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Sink Refinishing Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including connectors, fasteners, and adhesives.
|cost to refinish a sink|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per refinishing||$26.27|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 refinishing||$353.37|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 refinishing||$215.02 - $491.73|
Often, refinishing a sink rather than replacing it can be the best option in terms of both looks and economics. For example, a sink may have a vintage or unique style that you’d like to maintain. Many older sinks have detailed or custom elements that are difficult, if not impossible, to find in today’s stores. Also, unless your sink is a newer drop-in model, replacing it can involve costly plumbing and remodeling work to the surrounding countertops, flooring and walls.
Professional sink refinishing should only take a few hours to complete and less than 24 hours to dry.
Often, refinishing gives you the option to choose a new color for your sink.
Sinks are made in a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, acrylic and cast iron, and it's usually possible to refinish any type.
While do-it-yourself sink refinishing options exist, many are known to quickly wear and result in the same issues down the line. A professional refinishing contractor consults with you about the unique properties of your sink and should be knowledgeable about what high-quality materials are needed to ensure long-lasting results. Ask the professionals you speak with about the materials they use, their process and their warranty details.