Enamelled kitchen sink
I have an old - antique, really - white enamel kitchen sink which I've been using for many years. The finish is no longer glossy and I'm thinking of having it re-enamelled. Anyone have any experience with this process? I don't want to ruin the sink with a crap finish that will wear off and look worse than it does now. Are there different methods of restoring enamel?
We had an enameled cast iron baththub refinished, and while the finish held up okay over most of the surface, the area at the drain - where water collected resulting in staining - could not take any kind of scrubbing to remove stains. We scrubbed the new finish off over a number of years. I'd never do this again with a tub, replacement would have been better over the long run. I'd probably not bother to refinish a kitchen sink .
Thanks for the feedback. We've had this sink in the kitchen for nearly 30 years - and when it was installed it was already old. The finish, while worn and chipped in spots, is still mostly intact. When I put something stainy in the sink, it stains but can be cleaned with bleach or Barkeepers Friend. I had always wanted to have the sink re-surfaced so that it's all shiny-pretty but from what you've told me I think I'll forget about it. I was afraid that a new finish wouldn't be anywhere as durable as the original and it sounds like that's the case. Oh well - it's old. And so am I. May as well come to terms with it.