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painting the salon sink

Someone had asked why I don't clean my salon sink.  Surprised, I went to check on my sink.  Yes, I could see the stains that they were talking about.  But no matter how much I cleaned, the stains did not go away.  The shampoo sink in the salon station is a Belvedere made back in the 1950s.  It was used in a salon ever since, so it's been stained from bleachings, perm solutions, and who knows what else chemicals the sink has been splashed with.  (Hair products back then were not as gentle as they are now).

I hate to replace the sink just yet, even though the faucet mounts are starting to crumble in the back.  I will repaint the sink with white enamel paint today.  Hopefully the sink will last just a few more years, then I'll replace the entire thing.


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Mar. 9th, 2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
Try bleach and a green scrub pad. Soft scrub or ajax also can work.

Dont give up yet!
Mar. 10th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Re: Cleaning
Bleach is what already ruined the black finish.

I have already started to paint.

Thank you though.
Mar. 10th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Painting the sink
I wouldn't paint the sink as it will at some time peel and really look ugly. People in the past have tried it even with a epoxy paint and it still peeled. It will also not go on smooth as it was originally fired at 1500° in a kiln.
Mar. 10th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Painting the sink
Too late.

Well, I'll try it anyway. I'm using the same paint that I used on my shampoo tray, and that seems fine after all these years. :)
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