Vintage sinks, particularly those that are in top quality condition are a good buy. Most vintage sinks are made from heavy grade porcelain, stone or stainless steel. Individuals with a good eye for vintage sinks made from porcelain can turn an ordinary bathroom decor into a provincial country look. However, it’s important to know the plumbing fixtures compatibility to modern plumbing and piping. For sinks made from stone, a sealant finish may be necessary to preserve originality and durability. Stainless steel sinks look best in retro style designed bathrooms. However, vintage stainless sinks should be tested to insure that no lead has been used in the processing.
Many can be re-glazed to upgrade the finish by a pass through in an industrial kiln. It’s a good idea to include any motifs or designs like painted flowers before the re-glazing. The result is a pretty, freshly updated country look. Many home … Read More