Fitting a Kitchen Sink & Sealing
After recently cutting a hole for my kitchen sink, today I’m showing you how fitting a kitchen sink can be a doddle. I’ll also show how I sealed it with silicone so it’s water tight!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs
Servings: 1 fitted & sealed kitchen sink
Caulking/ glue gun
- silicone sealant
- Masking tape
- washing up liquid mixed with water
If you have an old sink to replace, turn off the water, place something uunderneath to catch the water, disconnect plumbing and remove your old sink. Here's how I did mine: disconnect your plumbing as I did in this video.
Then add the adhesive backed gasket foam strip on the back of your new sink, along the lip on all 4 edges. And make sure you don't have any protruding bits on the edges, otherwise you’ll see it later.
Now hook the clips on to the sink's holes or slots along the rear lip (see photo) and evenly distribute them out.
If you haven't already brushed over your sink's cut out with waterproof adhesive, you'll need to do it now and leave to dry.
Place the sink in situ and masking tape the worktop around the sink to catch any silicone later.
Now flip the sink back upside down - wear gloves to be safe - and run a bead of sanitary clear silicone between the edge of the gasket and the sink lip.
Place the sink back in to place, then tight the clips from underneath with a non-electric screwdriver. This should prevent any plastic parts from breaking.
Then once the sink is fixed to the worktop, spray the excess silicone with washing up solution, then remove with a credit card. You can use cleaning wipes instead, but the above method is MUCH quicker.