Paint Your Outdated Sink

Hello friends!

Well I had some extra time on my hands this week, so I decided to complete a project that I’ve procrastinated for about a year. Last year I redid most of my bathroom. I added shiplap, bought a new shower curtain, painted my cabinets, made a ladder, and decorated.

We bought a couple new light fixtures, faucet, and a shower head… but we never got to them. Well, I finally got some motivation and had all of them installed! I had the lights put in about a month or two ago and did the rest this week! Now, the sink wasn’t AWFUL before…but the creamy faux marble clashed with the white shiplap.

I looked at new vanities online, but they were way out of my budget. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with this itty bitty vanity, other than the sink color…. I went to my local Ace Hardware and found Homax’s “Tough as Tile” kit.

This product was around $35 at the hardware store. Rustoleum makes a similar product for about $30.

Types of surfaces “Tough as Tile” works on:

  • Fiberglass
  • Porcelain
  • Glazed Ceramic Tile
  • Countertop Laminate

Supplies needed:

  • Tough as Tile paint
  • Steel wool
  • Surface cleaner
  • Tack cloth
  • Paint brush
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Painters Tape
  • Respirator mask

Total time for project:

  • 2-3 Days

Step 1: Remove faucet if you plan to replace

  • I actually cheated this part because I wasn’t sure where to shut the water off  (we need new valves under our sink), and I’m sort of impatient…..but you’re SUPPOSED to remove it before painting. 😉
  • When you take off the old faucet it can get pretty dirty, so that’s why it’s best to do this before cleaning.
  • If you plan to keep your faucet, tape around it after you clean the sink and faucet.

Step 2: Clean

  • Use a surface cleaner and steel wool to get all the gunk off your sink.
  • Rinse your sink out and let it dry.
  • Use tack cloth to remove any dust.

Step 3: Paint

  • Stir the paint before applying, don’t shake!
  • For the love of God, don’t get this on your hands, wear gloves. ( oops. )
  • Apply a thin layer of paint to your sink.
  • Try going in one direction with your paint
  • I painted horizontal with the curve in the bowl of the sink, rather than vertical
  • Allow 4 hours to dry in between coats with the Homax brand
  • It took me a total of 4 coats to completely cover.


Step 4: Let It Dry

  • Allow 2-3 days for the sink to completely dry

Step 5: Put New Faucet In

  • After you have put your new faucet in or removed the tape from the original faucet, you are finished! ♥

Eventually, I would like to do a different tile in here, get a new tub, and tile the shower… but it’s progress! AND get a quality camera so my pictures can dazzle you….One day at a time, but at least now I can take pictures of this room without trying to hide the “bad spots”. This project only took a couple days and saved me a lot of money!! So far the paint is staying on great, I will keep you posted if that changes!

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  1. Sonya | 4th Mar 17

    Looks Great !!! I love your style!!!!

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