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hi every1, i need help pls. just bought the house and i found out the previous owner didn't put any sealant for my kitchen sink. there is real tiny gap(water can run through,i think)all around between sink and counter top. how can i fix it? cuz every time i wash my dishes i'm so worried not the spill water out of the sink.

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Originally posted by blue sink

hi every1, i need help pls. just bought the house and i found out the previous owner didn't put any sealant for my kitchen sink. there is real tiny gap(water can run through,i think)all around between sink and counter top. how can i fix it? cuz every time i wash my dishes i'm so worried not the spill water out of the sink.

It cannot be effectively sealed without removing the sink and reinstalling it. The sink rim should set on a fat bead of sealant to form a countertop/sealant/sink-rim sandwich. In this way, the sealant functions as a gasket.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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I use plumber's putty. I wad it up and throw it at my kids, other people's kids and ocassionally a wall to see if it'll stick. I'm afraid for other needs I'm using urethanes, tri and quad polymers. I am however, still a huge proponent of #30 felt as a wrb.

I admit to using latex based sealants on rentals and homes I'm flipping, but only the DAP 50 year rated. I figure if it's rated for 50 it'll last at least 10.

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hi jim, what do you think if i put the sealant around the sink bu using clear sealant. will it looks nasty?

Originally posted by blue sink

hi every1, i need help pls. just bought the house and i found out the previous owner didn't put any sealant for my kitchen sink. there is real tiny gap(water can run through,i think)all around between sink and counter top. how can i fix it? cuz every time i wash my dishes i'm so worried not the spill water out of the sink.

It cannot be effectively sealed without removing the sink and reinstalling it. The sink rim should set on a fat bead of sealant to form a countertop/sealant/sink-rim sandwich. In this way, the sealant functions as a gasket.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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