Rohl fireclay sinks are designed to resist stains, chips and scratches. If the sink doesn’t require a little scratch maintenance with time, a few marks may be removed with an abrasive cleanser. Deep scratches can be repaired with a particular kit designed for ceramic and fireclay, available from the sink retailer.
Removing Scratch-Type Marks
In some instances, those marks which look like scratches have not really scratched the sink whatsoever. Metal pots, pans and utensils may leave grey or dark marks on the fireclay surface, much like the marks caused by steel utensils on some sorts of dishware. Eliminate such marks with a mildly abrasive cleaner applied with a damp sponge. Rinse the region thoroughly afterward.
Preparing for Repairs
Whether you’re certain the sink is scratched or you merely guess it is, wash it thoroughly with a damp cloth or sponge. Cleaning the sink helps determine whether the marks are real scratches or surface scuffs; it is also necessary prior to using a fireclay repair kit. Use a mild abrasive cleaner or a nylon scrub pad to remove any grime or buildup, then rinse the region again, using the sponge or cloth to wipe away any residue. Permit the sink to dry fully prior to making a repair.
Earning a Speedy Fix
Rub the edge of your fingernail over the broken areas to ensure they are seams. If necessary, mark the scratches by placing a piece of masking tape near them. Buy a fireclay repair liquid in the shade of your sink — the first retailer or producer of your sink probably carries an specific match to your sink’s shade. This kind of repair liquid is produced from a durable acrylic paint. Shake the bottle of repair fluid for 2 minutes and remove the cap to reveal the attached touch-up brush. Brush the repair fluid above the scrape, then enable the sink to dry for a complete day before applying it. Eliminate excess repair liquid with a nylon scrub pad.
Earning More Intensive Repairs
The other type of repair solution requires curing with a blue light, which can be included in the kit. Apply the fluid above the repair, press a piece of leveling tape from the kit above the repair area, then shine the blue light on it for five to 10 minutes. Peel the tape away, then sand it first with successively finer grits of sandpaper. Wipe away the dust with a damp cloth, then polish the region with a polishing paste along with a soft cloth, also contained in the kit.