double sink with drainboards refinishing?

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  1. Marjorie Dickso

    Marjorie Dickso Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I now have my mothers 40 plus years old sink that I have lusted after for years. No, Mom is still with us. But of course it needs refinishing. I see you can paint it with something BUT I want a hard durable surface. Since there is such a wealth of information on this site, I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. This sink was on a metal cabinet but the bottom has rusted out so I'll need to buy a cabinet for it. Thanks for you help..I'm in eastern Kansas
     
  2. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

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    You can buy an epoxy sink refinishing kit, but I can tell you from personal experience, "durable" is not a word I would use to describe the results.

    You have to be gentle with the finish.
     

  3. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    we had our claw foot tub "re-porcelanized"....maybe you can have the same thing done with the sink.
     
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    I have two, that I am saving for our farm house. I am going to have them re-procelanized.... as Cabin called it... Does yours have the double drainboards? Mine have double drainboards and double sinks... I can't wait.. dh thinks I am crazy because we pulled one out of a pile clay and the other out of the woods... :) He thought I was going to take them to the dump! :shrug:
     
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    they will come to your house sand it give an acid bath and spray will look like brand new
     
  6. Marjorie Dickso

    Marjorie Dickso Well-Known Member

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    You aren't crazy...tell your hubby I said so. Milk can be strained on the drainboards or canning can be done. Anything that might make a mess will go down the drain. Not on the front of the cabinets nor stain your counter top.

    Now the problem is...Where oh where do I find a reporcelain-er? Under what heading in the yellow pages or online. I've spent the day looking online. Thanks for all your replys!!
     
  7. Marjorie Dickso

    Marjorie Dickso Well-Known Member

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    I possibly found someone to refinish. Will let you know if I need further help.

    To answer another question someone posted..yes this has double sinks with a drain board on either side. 66" long.
     
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    Cheryl in SD Living in the Hills Supporter

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    I have one of those and I love it. I need to have mine re-done too. I wonder what it costs to have it repaired.
     
  9. Queen Bee

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    Mine are 66" also.. Could you let us know what they charge you to have it redone????Thanks
     
  10. Marjorie Dickso

    Marjorie Dickso Well-Known Member

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    ok, I talked to a company this morning. He said they used a synthetic porcelain. Before I do this, Cabin Fever, is synthetic what was used on your bathtub? The man said I have to be a little more careful with this than the original finish. It will cost $290. Mtn man..is this the same thing you were speaking of?
    I don't want to invest $$ for something that won't hold up to my use. Thanks again.