The granite composite sinks are made from the fired granite as well as the acrylic resin. All these materials will provide you with the beauty of the natural stones but not the porosity. The granite composite sinks are nonporous & polished, which makes them durable, hygienic, & almost stain-proof. But the granite composite surfaces are not impenetrable to oil-based paints. If you’ve splattered or spilled paint on the granite sink, don't worry, it is possible to remove it with the help of a few items and the right techniques. The best method to use depends on the amount of paint on your sink.
Step By Step Guide Of Removing Paint From Sink
If you want to remove paint from a sink then you need to collect all the required items and follow the steps carefully. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process. Also, go through useful tips & warnings:
Things Needed For This Process
- Razor Blade & Rubber Gloves
- Safety Goggles
- Painter’s Mask
- Paint Stripper
- Plastic Putty Knife
- Household Bleach
- Marble Polishing Powder
Steps For This Process
- First of all, you need to remove small drops of paint with the help of a razor blade. Carefully chip the paint flecks from your granite by taking care to avert scratching the finish.
- Now you need to put on the rubber gloves, safety goggles, and a painter’s mask to protect yourself from inhaling the harmful chemical. Then apply a commercial paint stripper to remove any large paint spills from your sink.
- The next thing is to follow the label guidance and leave the stripper on your sink for the recommended time.
- Now you need to scrape the paint, after it has softened wholly, with the help of a plastic putty knife but do not use any metal tools in order to remove paint softened by the paint stripper.
- Next, rinse your sink comprehensively with water to remove the paint stripper & any paint residue.
- After that, you need to clean your sink with a mild household cleaner & rinse with the clean water. This will also remove dark stains from your sink that may have resulted from the oil-based paint. The Marble Institute also recommends using the mineral spirits, bleach, ammonia, or acetone in order to remove oil-based stains. Never try to combine any of these cleaners.
- Now you need to sprinkle marble polishing powder over the areas discolored with the help of a paint stripper and rub it by using a damp cloth. Continue to apply your polishing powder until the etching is gone from your sink.
- Finally, you need to rinse your sink with clean water and leave it to dry wholly. If the stains are not completely gone, or you cannot get all of the paint off from your sink then you need to call a professional stone refinisher.
Tips & Warnings
- The commercial or heavy paint strippers are easily available at your nearby hardware stores and normally contain caustic lye or soda. These can etch the surface of your granite composite sinks, so repolishing may be indispensable to preserve the finish.
- Never try to mix ammonia and bleach, or any type of other chemicals because these may react to become toxic.
- Never try to use acids, heat, or flame tools for removing oil-based paint from stone.
- Always try to work in a well-ventilated area when applying the paint strippers.
- Never try to use abrasive powders, steel wool pads, or any harsh chemicals on your granite composite sinks.These will dull or scratch the surface, making the sink impressionable to stains.