So we did a little bit of fixing up on the sinks as a temporary fix right now. But we have decided that new sinks and faucets are in the near future. WE CAN'T WAIT!!
First check out our kitchen sink. From afar, it doesn't look that bad. A white cast iron sink could be a nice addition to someone's home. But from our experience, it will never be an addition to one of our homes again.
Now take a closer look. See all that discoloring? That isn't rust, nor stains. That's the porcelain coating that's come off and is showing the under layers of the sink. You can even see a few black spots where the white coating has chipped off and the black cast iron is exposed.
And that faucet is gross too. And don't even get me started on how inconvenient it is to do dishes with a faucet that is only 4 inches away from the sink wall.
People comment about our sink when they use it.. and it's very embarrassing. I noticed I do dishes with a grossed out look on my face every time.
|Left side BEFORE|
|Right side BEFORE|
So I googled some remedies I could do to help our sink look like it did when we moved in. I first tried baking soda.
Do you see a difference? It worked well to get the paint off as well as dirt and soap scum. But the discoloring didn't change.
|After Baking Soda|
|Left side after baking soda|
|Right side after baking soda|
Next I tried a bleach water bath. I filled each side of the sink with 16 parts water, 1 part bleach. I let it sit in the sink for at least an hour. This worked! I'm pretty sure this was done right before we moved in.
|After bleach water|
|Left side after bleach water|
|Right side after bleach water|
So we removed the caulk from the sink, and re-caulked around the sink. Now it looks a lot better! What do you think?
Thanks for reading!