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Reglazed our kitchen sink
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Date: 3/22/12 8:15 PM

We have been in the process of remodeling our 61 year old house. Finally getting to the point where we are seeing the end of this huge undertaking.

In the kitchen, we opted to keep the original 1951 metal cabinets and have them repainted. The really ugly eyesore was the sink. I love the sink, just not the condition it was in. It is a porcelain glazed cast iron double sink with built in drainboards on each side. Classic 1950s sink. Somewhere in the past before we owned the house, someone decided the sink was worn so it got painted over with wall paint. Much of that paint has worn off to show the stained worn out original porcelain. Other parts of that paint chiped off every time I cleaned the sink.
We had a guy here for most of the day stripping off the old paint and prepping the sink before applying the new glaze. It is now looking like new. Can't use it for 48 hours and then its good to go. In a week or so it will be ok for us to pull out the old disposal and drain rings and replace them with new shiny ones.

Before and after pics here.

In a few weeks we are having our old tub reglazed along with glazing the original 1950s pink bathroom tile into a white color.

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Date: 3/22/12 9:23 PM

Very impressive looking. Looks brand new.

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Date: 3/22/12 10:35 PM

It looks great! I love the sink. May I ask what glaze was used? I don't want to put a damper on it, but we had a cast iron bathtub with claw feet refinished with a "Euro glaze" (name of product)-- not porcelain. It came with a 5 year warranty. Within a couple of months it started to crack (yes we allowed it to cure as per the instructions). They came to our home and fixed it. Then within a year it started to pull away from the porcelain and crack horribly and peel. They wouldn't answer our calls. We spent $550 to have this done at their business and it was a waste of our money. Four years later, we have an acrylic tub bought to replace this one. Very sad. It is under a warranty and the company won't fix it. The refinish job was beautiful but apparently their product was junk or they did not prep the porcelain correctly so their glaze would stick. I hope yours last you a lifetime and you don't have to go through what we did.

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Date: 3/22/12 11:05 PM


omg.. What a fabulous sink.. Even if you could find one like it now it would be very expensive. Kudos on your effort to save it. Looks great..

Funny thing is about this thread.. the people who sold us our home had used wall paint on the bathtub to brighten it up and make it look new so they could sell the home. Needless to say.. it all started peeling off as soon as we used that bathtub..

We also had mother of pearl pink tile in that same bathroom. It was totally gutted btw. and I have did not take before and after pics..as I don't want to remember what it looked like.. The year my home was built was l954.. pink , green, yellow, blue was commonly used as a color scheme back then. Our pink tile as well as the green tile in the other bath both had black tile accents.

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Date: 3/22/12 11:43 PM

I am seriously impressed, looks wonderful! How cool that you can do that....

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Date: 3/23/12 0:31 AM

Wow! I am the picture of envy! Doesn't that look sharp. And I do hope it holds up for another good long while!

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Date: 3/23/12 7:34 AM

Looks great. We had the identical setup in a summer cottage and when we remodeled someone took the sink out of the pile of garbage. I guess they're very desirable.

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Date: 3/23/12 8:40 AM

When we were building our house, I wanted one of these sinks and found one in a big salvage store. It cost much less than many of the new sinks I looked at. Ours is in fairly good condition except for the bowls themselves. I hope the glazing lasts for decades -- It's beautiful!

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Date: 3/23/12 12:05 PM

From the research I did, it is the prepping of the sink that determines how well the new glaze will wear. We hired someone who has been doing this forever and came with good recommendations.

That type of sink can be in high demand for those that are remodeling in the retro style. Salvage yards are a good place to maybe come across them, or you can find them for sale on retro remodeling sites. The sinks themselves dont tend to be too expensive, its the shipping to get them to you that is gonna run into the big bucks.

I cant wait to get started on the bathroom. Although we kept the 50s retro look in the kitchen, the pink in the bathroom has to go!

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Date: 3/23/12 12:54 PM

GrandmaNewt you must be thrilled with the results. It looks like new.

Our kitchen was remodeled about 10 years ago and I tried to keep the look of the new kitchen so it fit with the age of the house (built in 1925). Prior owners had remuddled the kitchen to the point that there wasn't much to salvage.

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