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Old 08-21-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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I had 2 white ceramic bathroom basis enamelled an ivory cream color. Over the years it has chipped and eroded away. It looks poopy.
I was hoping I could get some simple, cost effective solution options

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If these are cast and fired porcelain there are refinishers that can put an epoxy coat on them. I have heard of some able to refire porcelain but it was outrageous in cost and only suited to antiques and not always guaranteed to work.

If they are metal with baked porcelain the restoration is a little more certain but the option basically the same. Again the specialized epoxy refinishers will buy you some time until you chip or crack it.

It may be time to replace them unless they are period pieces and of historical significance.

Obviously I do not know what your options are in SA.

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The basins are just ceramic. No historical value. The cost is my only reasoning.
Isn't it possible to tile them with mosaic tiles and use a waterproof grout?
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Tell me, is it possible to "tile" small mosaic tiles onto/into my sink and grout it?
What would I do around the plug? It's one of those pop up types?
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Not worth the time and effort.
Just replace the sink.
All this coating and patching is doing nothing but putting of the real cost effect fix.
Removing and replacing it.
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Tend to agree with Joe since these are nothing special architecturally or antique wise.

That said, I suppose you could see if you could get mosaic tile to stick and then see if you can get it grouted and the grout sealed so you do not have a petri dish sort of environment in all the joints growing mold, algae and so forth. I don't think mosaic would be a particular good choice for a well used sink.

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