|Posted by More on April 28, 2002 at 22:45:35:|
|In response to Re: refinishing a cast iron sink|
The old cast iron sink has a baked on enamel surface which is almost pore free, and that keeps soap and food stuffs from sticking to it. To refinish or paint it, you either have to heat it hot enough to make another enamel coating melt into the existing coating, or scratch the existing enamel enough to create a surface that has microscopic surfaces that a new "refinishing" paint will adhere to. This usually requires acid etching or sandblasting. It is pretty dangerous stiuff for the lay person, but is really quite reasonable when done by a professional. Type enamel or etching, or porcelain,refinishing into your Search Engine, or look in the yellow pages for a refinisher near you and get three estimates. Use the LICENSED person that will gaurantee their work.
: How would I refinish/paint an old cast iron sink for every day kitchen use?
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