Caulking is an important part of installing a kitchen sink. These kitchen fixtures for washing our hands & utensils, as well as disposing of wastewater need to be installed with the sealant to ensure that water does not leak to our floors when using the sink.
It’s the process of sealing the gapping that may be left when a fixture is installed on a fitting that’s called caulking. In this article, you are going to learn how to caulk a stainless steel kitchen sink like a professional.
As a matter of fact, caulking not only ensures your sink installs properly and therefore it serves you better. This process also makes your countertop look neat and pleasant.
How to Caulk a Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink
What You Will Need
1. Prepare Your Countertop
If a sink has never been installed on the countertop before, there is no need to bother with this step. However, if you are replacing a sink, you will need to prepare the countertop beforehand by removing the previous, hardened caulk. To remove the substance, just apply some rubbing alcohol on it and then wait for a few moments. The solution is going to cause the molecules of the hardened caulk to expand, causing the substance to soften such that you can easily scrape it off later, using a caulk scraper or any caulk remover tool of your choice.
2. Install The Sink
Put the new sink into your kitchen countertop, assuming that the fixture has dimensions matching your countertop’s. To do so, just lift the sink with both of your hands and gently insert it into the hole.
3. Apply Caulk Around Your Sink
Once the sink fits properly into the counter, you want to seal the tiny gapping left between the fixture and the countertop. That will not only ensure that the sink is properly attached to the surface of your countertop, but it will also make sure that water doesn’t leak to your precious floor through the space, which would otherwise be left.
Want to know how to caulk a stainless steel kitchen sink? Fair enough; just read the next steps keenly.