Reglazing your bathroom sink should give you 5 to 10 more years, but unless it is in a tile or granite counter, or some other situation where the sink is under mounted, replacement costs should be weighed. It really depends on your situation. A reglazed sink would give you 5 to 10 more years of use, but a quality new sink might give you 20. If you’re a homeowner, and plan on owning your home for the next 20 years, then this would be something to take into consideration. If you are a landlord, looking to rent an apartment right away, you may not be thinking so far into the future.
The pictures above, are not standard representations of the work we do. For example, a large pedestal sink, is a much larger project that the normal bathroom sink bowl, and if the bath sink repair had not been in a tile counter, I would’ve insisted that the owner replace the sink. It’s impressive workmanship, but a new sink would have been better. If your sink is in a tile counter or a similar situation, reglazing is a good short-term solution, especially if you’re not quite able to do a full remodel at this point, and want to buy a few more years, so that you can save up..
Reglazing a bath sink follows about the same procedure as a porcelain bathtub. You 1st have to thoroughly clean and prepare the surface, then do an acid etch, fill in and repair any surface damage, apply a bonding agent or primer, and apply an acrylic plastic surface to the sink, giving it a like new appearance. The surface, while it looks like new porcelain, is an acrylic plastic. This works very well for a bathroom sink, but not so well for a kitchen sink, where pots and pans are a bit rough on the plastic finish.
If you are looking to upgrade the look of your bathroom, but are not quite ready to do a full remodel, then reglazing your bath sink could be a good solution for you. Even if you’re doing a partial remodel, then reglazing the bathtub and sink could make a big difference in the overall cost.