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Old 06-23-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default What paint to use on plastic sink?

I have a standard plastic slop sink I want to take from the standard ivory color to black. What is a good paint to use?
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: What paint to use on plastic sink?

I have had good luck with Krylon spray paint for plastic.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:19 PM   #3
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I think prep is going to be your biggest decision. Scuff it good with an orbital sander -- then acetone -- then primer. Whatever semigloss or gloss you put on top of that should have very few issues.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: What paint to use on plastic sink?

If you are painting the inside use some marine paint or it'll flake off due to water getting behind it.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: What paint to use on plastic sink?

as a sort of related question...has anyone built their own cabinet to enclose their all plastic garage sink? They are not veru attractive on their own! ;-)
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: What paint to use on plastic sink?

I painted and (kind of) enclosed my ugly plastic sink. It was a quick-and-dirty job and I'm planning on doing a better job when time permits. I used plywood for a benchtop, covered with the plastic sheeting you use for shower stalls -- then wrapped an aluminum band around the edge.

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Old 06-23-2010, 09:45 PM   #7
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I think I'm going to do something similar to you're design Jack. Maybe enclosed all the way with plywood, painted black and trimmed in aluminum. Probably better than painting.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:34 PM   #8
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Default Re: What paint to use on plastic sink?

Are you talking outside and inside of the sink ? I'm not sure what paint would hold up to the inside clanging and banging abuse. For the outside I would try using an automotive interior paint. They also make a prep or primer to use prior to spraying the paint.

I'd check your local autobody supply store, maybe check out SEM brand paint.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:03 PM   #9
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I think I'll stay away from inside the sink, unless someone tells me there is a full proof solution. I'm looking for a used stainless restaurant sink in the mean time.
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:54 PM   #10
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I also want to scrap the big sink, long term, and put in something smaller. I think the big tubs are useful if you're soaking laundry, but that's about it. I don't soak laundry.

My long term plan is to make curving cabinet faces out of brushed aluminum sheet, with an aluminum or stainless countertop and backsplash. I'd like hot and cold controls for one spigot in the sink, and then a T-valve off of that on a line to a retractable reel so I can have cold or hot water to run outside or anywhere in the shop. I'll follow the same curved line up above for more aluminum-faced storage. If I can find a way to fit in a small dorm-styl fridge, that's be great.

When it's done, it'll be the one corner of the garage that's not green.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:07 PM   #11
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Since those plastic tubs have a lip, thought it might not be too hard to build a cabinet that fits just under those lips. I could see having more "counter" space around it like Jack's. Also some kind of backsplash. I was thinking about using that as a practice area for me to learn how to put down tile with leftover tile from the house. Most of the left over stuff is kinda fancy for a garage though!!
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:58 PM   #12
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I made the counter edge overlap the sink so that water would run off the cabinet and into the sink.
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Wouldn't the obvious wise ass answer be -wait for it - water paint?
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