This is a sink that I restored for a customer in Seattle, Wa. The biggest problems that I see with integrated kitchen sinks is that the molds that were being used did not have enough slope. I recommend at least 5/16 per ft. To seal the restoration I use CT Plus from Triangle Industries. The glossier that you get the surface the faster that the water gets into the drain. The customer usually will prefer a more matte finish, but the slicker the better. Lastly, educate your customer on the virtures of not letting a pot full of spaghetti sauce water sit overnight in your masterpiece. Acids are bad! I will post step by step photos of a sink repair and the methods that I used a little later.

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Comment by Jerry Sanders Sr - Native Stone on January 14, 2011 at 7:33am

Thank you, Simon.

The mud that I use for the sink repair is 60% portland, 20% - 200 sieve glass, 20% - Vcas & MBond cut in half with H2O. Mbond is from Master Wholesale in Seattle.You will of course have to match the color by eye, unless it was your own creation.

Comment by Simon Lefebvre on January 13, 2011 at 5:47pm

I like how it came out.

Comment by Jerry Sanders Sr - Native Stone on January 13, 2011 at 8:45am
Simon, I rebuilt the sink in the video, so I hand laid the mud into place. If you look in my photo albums there are photo on each step.
Comment by Simon Lefebvre on January 13, 2011 at 8:30am

What do you use in the mold to create your slope?

Comment by Robert Winckler on November 24, 2010 at 10:28am
I have a little saying "slope is dope" it works with skiing too.

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